The cemetery is located on a hill surrounded by eight hills like an eight-petal flower in Vinh Truong Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province, close to Road No15, 25km northwest of Dong Ha Town. It is 106 ha in area. The main part, 40 ha, houses 10,263 tombs of fallen soldiers and is divided into 24 smaller sections which are categorized according to localities.
This part is located in 6 hills, and the memorial monument is situated on the highest hill. The Memorial of the Nation to Soldiers’ Sacrifices has three sides representing the three Indo-Chinese countries leaning on each other to fight the enemy. Between sections 4 and 5 is a group of monuments in memory of the heroism of Battalion 559 and Vietnam-Laos solidarity.
The cemetery is the resting-place of soldiers who fell on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which has become part of the history of anti-American war, and in battlefields in the Central part of the country. This is the biggest, highly artistic memorial site showing the people deep sorrow, gratitude and respect for those who have sacrificed their lives for the liberation of the nation. Every year, it welcomes thousands of visitors from around the country. Many foreigners have crossed thousands of miles to visit it. Truong SonCemetery is 25km north of Dong Ha Town, 9km south of the Ben Hai River.
The cemetery was built on several low lying hills in Truong Son Village, Gio Linh District. It is a memorial to the Vietnamese soldiers, who lost their lives in the struggle for national liberation and independence.