Update: 09:05 | 27/01/2019
(BGO)- In response to the Launching Ceremony of the Spring Festival and Culture- Tourism Week 2019 themed “Discovering the holy land Tay Yen Tu” of Bac Giang province, Luc Nam district is preparing for the event with many new and interesting contents. Nguyen Duc Toan, Permanent Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Luc Nam district, Head of the organization board for the festivals of the district provides readers with more details on this issue.
Included in the holy land of Tay Yen Tu (West of Yen Tu), Luc Nam has a number of historical and cultural relics and beautiful landscapes making special attraction to tourists. What will the district introduce the visitors to the provincial Culture-Tourism Week themed “Discovering the holy land Tay Yen Tu”?
Nguyen Duc Toan, Permanent Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Luc Nam district.
The West of Yen Tu area includes the districts of Son Dong, Luc Nam
Mo stream eco-tourism site at Nghia Phuong commune, Reu (moss) waterfall at Cam Ly commune, Suoi Nua lake at Dong Hung commune, Nuoc Vang (golden water) stream and Giot waterfall at Luc Son commune, Kham Lang pagoda at Kham Lang commune where preserving the national treasure, Stone incense table, San temple at Phuong Son commune and Than temple at Doi Ngo town are outstanding and “must-come” tourist sites of Luc Nam districts.
In addition, tourists can discover a number of typical traditional cultural features such as Van singing (Vietnamese ritual singing) and brocatelle craft while enjoying many well-known signature specialties including custard apple, Dan Hoi longan, Bao Son pineapple, Chu Dien jicama, Kham Lang onion leaf
Mo stream festival luring a large number of visitors.
The Culture-Tourism Week is a big chance for us to promote the land and people of Luc River and Huyen Mountain. The organization board will join hand to celebrate the inauguration ceremony of Ha Temple and Van singing festival at Mo stream eco-tourism site and launching ceremony of Than Nong Temple festival at Cam Ly commune. Besides, the local specialties will be on exhibition while folk games and public art performances will be organized.
This is the first time the district organizes Than Nong Temple festival which is a special feature at the Culture-Tourism Week. Can you give us more details of the temple and the festival?
The custom of worshipping Than Nong (the God of Agriculture) has been maintained for a very long time in Vietnam. In the ancient Kinh Bac (northern) region, this custom was closed to agriculture where the people wish for fine weather and bumper crops. The local government, businesspersons and sponsors had invested to build Than Nong Temple for many years and it has been completed recently.
As “navigating” Than Nong Temple on the tourism map, this is the connection between Tay Yen Tu and the famous Con Son- Kiep Bac relic site of Hai Duong province. Tourists can visit this temple for sight-seeing, perform the ritual and wish for good weather and developed agriculture on the way coming back Vinh Nghiem pagoda or traveling to Tay Yen Tu from Dong Yen Tu (East of Yen Tu).
The ritual wishing for fine weather and bumper crops will be performed at the launching ceremony of Than Nong Temple festival and then it will be held annually.
How does the district prepare for a proper and impressive launching ceremony and Culture-Tourism Week?
Than Nong Temple and the entrance pathway is being completed.
Although this event is organized in many districts with participation and collaboration of different sectors, we define Luc Nam one of the key destinations to prepare carefully with clear highlights. Thus, the district established the organization board assigning detailed tasks for each member while supervising the assignments to ensure the schedule with the highest determination.
Up to present, the improvement of Ha Temple, the House of Van singing and other items have been completed while the road section connected to the National Road no 37 is accomplished. Besides, security and environmental hygiene are ensured.
As Luc Nam is an important destination on the journey discovering Tay Yen Tu, we will properly organize the activities to make a good impression on visitors.
Thank you very much!
Cao Minh Ngoc