A visit to Hung Kings temple

(VOVworld) The Hung King’s death anniversary, a national festival, will open in the northern province of Phu Tho in the next three weeks. The festival is in memory of the Hung Kings, who founded Vietnam more than 4,000 years ago. 

Located about 100 km from Hanoi, Hung Kings Temple is a popular destination for tourists who are interested in Vietnamese history. The relic has recently been renovated and now offers tourists a diversity of convenient services. "Since early Spring, Hung Kings temple has received more than 2 million visitors including domestic tourists, overseas Vietnamese and foreigners. This year, we expect to receive 6 million visitors. We have instructed relevant agencies to clean up the environment and ensure safety for tourist", said Nguyen Xuan Cac, Director of the Relic Management Board.

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Hung Kings temple festival


Hung Kings Temple is a complex of majestic buildings located on Nghia Linh Mountain, in Phong Chau District, Phu Tho Province. The complex consists of Ha Temple and Pagoda, Gieng Temple, Trung and Thuong Temples, and the Hung Kings Tomb. Two hundred and twenty five steps lie between Dai Mon Gate and Ha Temple, which was built in the 15th century. 

According to legend, Mother Au Co gave birth to a pouch containing 100 eggs, which hatched to produce 100 children. The eldest child, Hung Vuong, became King. He built a capital in Phong Chau and named the country Van Lang.  In front of Ha temple, there is a 1, 000-year-old tree. Over 150 steps must be climbed to get to Trung Temple. The Hung Kings built this temple as a place to rest and hold political meetings.

Visitors to Hung Kings Temple come to pay tribute to the founders of Vietnam. Visiting Hung Kings Temple in the early Spring has become a Vietnamese tradition. "We offer visitors transportation and guided tours around the complex. Restaurants and souvenir shops are also available. We connect tours of Hung Kings Temple with other tours in Yen Bai and Lao Cai province", said Bui Thi Toan, Director of the Hung Kings Temple Tourism Center.

Vietnamese people, wherever they are, all remember the death anniversary of their ancestors, which falls on the 10th day of the third lunar month. Hung Kings temple has always been a symbol of the Vietnamese spirit and unity.

Lan Anh