In Ngo Dinh Diem reign, Phuoc Thanh province was established as a strong zone, along with Chon Thanh, Binh Long, Dong Xoai, Loc Ninh, Phuoc Long, to form a joint military powerbase separating D War Zone from Duong Minh Chau War Zone and Southern Highlands and hindering aids from northern rear to the southern battlefield.
On 17th Sep 1961, C80 soldiers simultaneously attacked the Governor Palace and dissolved completely the enemy force, occupied this palace. Governor Nguyen Minh Man was destroyed on the spot. This victory opened a new turning point to southern revolution force, from being passive on the battlefield switching to proactive position, frustrating any US conspiracies, contributing to the historic victory on 30th Apr 1975, the liberation of the South and national reunification.
Currently, Phuoc Thanh Province Governor's Palace is a traditional house of the district for introducing the resilient fighting spirit of our army and people to domestic and foreign tourists.