Hung Yen , Vietnam

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Hung Yenhung yen province
Hung Yen province situated in the central fertile red river delta in the Northern region of Vietnam, shares border with Bac Ninh on the north, Hai Duong on the east, Thai Binh on the southeast, Ha Tay on the west, Hanoi on the northwest, Nam Ha on the south and southwest. Cover province an area of 923,1 km2 with population of 1.068.705 people (1.04.1999). The province headquarter called Hung Yen town which was separated from Hai Hung in 1995. Hung Yen has a tropical monsoon climate, dividing into two seasons: hot and cold seasons. The average annual temperature is around 23 degrees. The topography of the province is relatively flat, with so many lakes, rivers that are very convenient for communication. This place is very famous for Pho Hien site, a busiest trading port from 17th century. There are many other unique historical sites such as: Kim Chung pagoda, Nam Hien temple…especially, Hung Yen is very famous for longan trees- a kind of rich protein and sweet fruit. Hung Yen is also the habitant of ancient Vietnamese. The archaeologists had discovered the ancient tomb in Tu Lac, cooper hack, bronze drum of Lac Viet people. Hung Yen is also the homeland of many cultural celebrities, national heroes, and this is arising land and conservation of the cultural unique folk music of Vietnam as xam, a dao, cheo ...

Hien Pagoda
Location: Hien Pagoda situated in Hien Ha Street, Hong Chau ward, and Hung Yen province.
Features: Legend said that the pagoda was built by To Hien Thanh in the period of Tran dynasty. Hien Pagoda was named “Thien Ung "under the alias name of King Tran Thai Tong (1232-1250).

Hien pagoda has "internal and overseas” architecture, including the upper hall and a corridor on three sides. Between the upper house was Quan Am Nam Hai statue in sitting position, with eight pairs of hands. Her head is covered by hat carved the chrysanthemum, lotus, and cotton-rose hibiscus. The front is four Bodhisattva statues sit on a lotus, plump face, dignified. These statues are dated in the 19th century. The upper Power set the altar with four Guan Yin Bodhisattva statues expressing the beliefs of the gods who help people living on river and sea. This is a difference in the layout of the temple worship of Hien Pagoda from other ones.Hien Pagoda

Hien Pagoda Two stone steles are in the front yard which preserved many historical documents about the process of habitant from the old trading port of Pho Hien. There are a lot of steles which have been persevered for many years.
Hien pagoda is place very famous for ancient longan tree that situated in front of the pagoda gate. This logan tree has beautiful shape, big size, thick, soft flesh and special taste. When the logan get ripped, people often brought to pagoda for offering to the Buddha, praying the royal and local village tutelary , the king. The main trunk was old and there is only one branch which presents a symbol of specialty longan of Pho Hien - Hung Yen. Chu Dong Tu Temple

Location: Chu Dong Tu Temple consists of two temples: Da Hoa temple in Da Hoa village, Binh Minh commune, and Da Trach Temple in Yen Vinh village, Da Trach commune, Khoai Chau district, Hung Yen province.

FEATURES: Both temples are the worships of Holy Chu Dong Tu and two his wives. Chu Dong Tu Temple has been present in many places cross of Vietnam. Khoai Chau district belong to Hung Yen province, about 25km away from Hanoi, which accessibility long in the Red River dykes, there are two Holy Chu Dong Tu temples, first one located in the territory of Da Hoa village, Binh Minh commune, in the Red River overlooking Natural Beach where the beautiful princess Tien Dung who was the daughter of King Hung 18th- met and got married with the poor guy Chu Dong Tu; The second temple belongs to Yen Vinh village, Da Trach commune, where Chu Dong Tu and his wives flied to the heavens.

Although the two temples have traditional architectural styles where are the worships of Saint Chu Dong Tu and his wives, there is a significant difference. Da Hoa Temple (recognized as national cultural relics in 1962) situated on high, wide, flat, rectangular ground with the area of 18.720 m2, beautiful scenery, overlooking towards the Nature Beach. The overall architecture has 18 ancient houses as the 18 curve boats representing 18 Hung kings.

Chu Dong Tu Temple Ngo Mon Gate includes 3 doors. The main gate is three high buildings; two dragons on top (only open on holidays). Two side doors are the main places to welcome visitors from all over the world. Through the big yard is the Great International University, Thien Huong building, De Nhi and De Tam palaces and Queen apartments in the end. Thien Huong building has high, clear and dignified architecture. It was carved carefully, detailed, vibrant colors and many other decorations such as dragons, lions. In the provision of De Nhi are carved phoenix birds, daisy and fruits that were painted gorgeous lacquer yellow. Especially, Saint Chu Dong Tu and his wives beautiful statues are cast by bronze.

Da Hoa Temple nowadays still preserved many precious relics, including the Long life Double Bottles (one hundred difference longevities characters which do not resemble any letters, all engraved on a ceramic pot), a priceless antiques of the nation. Da Trach temple located in the open space next to Da Trach swamp (the vestige was recognized in 1989).

Main structure from the outside into the inside including Bell Upper floor, Crescent Lake, through the courtyard to the temple composed of three buildings. The entire interior and exterior architectural features made temples ancient. Chu Dong Tu festival was held from February 10th to 12th lunar month every year in both temples.

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