Stunning Spring destinations in Bac Giang

Update: 10:03 | 12/02/2018

(BGO) – Bac Giang is an ancient land with numerous historic, cultural, architecture values, unique traditional festivals and customs as well as several precious addresses for pilgrimage and cultural-spiritual tourism. Bac Giang Newspaper would like to introduce some typical destinations to those who are in love with early travels this year. 

Stunning Spring destinations, Bac Giang province, ancient land, unique traditional festivals, precious addresses, cultural-spiritual tourism, typical destinations, great contribution, brilliant victory, greatest ancient pagodas

A view of Xuong Giang victory relic.

Xuong Giang temple – Historical imprint

The Xuong Giang victory relic (Bac Giang city) was constructed and inaugurated on the 590th anniversary of Chi Lang - Xuong Giang victory (the 6th on lunar January 2017) to monumentalize the ancestors' great contribution and the brilliant victory.

Totally covering in 10 hectares, the main spaces as officiation yard, Tien bai building, incense burning building, main sanctuary were built under traditional architect of two floors and eight roofs from Ironwood in 500 square meters. The temple worships the bronze statue of King Le Loi, the tablets of mastermind Nguyen Trai and 16 commanders participating in the Chi Lang – Xuong Giang battle.

The majestic relic is located proudly to commemorate our predecessors’ glorious victory nearly 6 centuries ago and becomes a special meaning in term of history, culture and spirit. Some 6.9 billion VND (304,300 USD) was mobilized from the state budget by the Bac Giang municipal People’s Committee before the Lunar New Year 2018 to pave the temple’s surrounding area with natural stone, erect the flagpole and many other works.

Xuong Giang temple is an ideology place for a pilgrimage to the origin and patriotism education to the young generation. Additionally, it is a suitable place to organize numerous art and cultural activities; showcase the traditional handicraft products; perform caligraphy, Quan ho (love duet folk song), Chau van (ritual singing), Ca tru (ceremonial folk singing) as well as compete several folk games.

Vinh Nghiem root pagoda

Stunning Spring destinations, Bac Giang province, ancient land, unique traditional festivals, precious addresses, cultural-spiritual tourism, typical destinations, great contribution, brilliant victory, greatest ancient pagodas

The visitors on their pilgrimage to Vinh Nghiem root pagoda.

The national special relic Vinh Nghiem pagoda in Tri Yen commune (Yen Dung) is considered as one of the root origins of Truc Lam Zen sect founded by three great predecessors (Buddhist Emperors Tran Nhan Tong, most venerable Phap Loa and successor Huyen Quang). It is one of the greatest ancient pagodas in Vietnamese Buddhism.

The visitor will have an opportunity to adore the precious woodblock storage recognized by UNESCO as World Documentary Heritage in the Asia Pacific region. Besides, Vinh Nghiem festival on 14th lunar February is considered as the national intangible cultural heritage. Vinh Nghiem ancient pagoda is the destination for many tourists on their pilgrimage to the origin.

Tay Yen Tu spiritual ecological tourism complex

Stunning Spring destinations, Bac Giang province, ancient land, unique traditional festivals, precious addresses, cultural-spiritual tourism, typical destinations, great contribution, brilliant victory, greatest ancient pagodas

Many representatives and tourists visit Tay Yen Tu spiritual ecological tourism complex.

Tay Yen Tu (Bac Giang) is an inseparable part in the Yen Tu landscape relic complex which is closely related to Truc Lan Zen sect founded by King Tran Nhan Tong. As the schedule, the Launching Ceremony of Tay Yen Tu Spring Festival is held on the 12th lunar January 2018 in Tuan Mau commune (Son Dong) as an opening ceremony of the spiritual ecological tourism complex.

The tourism site has affirmed the Truc Lam Buddhism Zen sect for over 700 years and restored the pilgrimage path in a shared cultural space of Eastern-Western Yen Tu, helping connect the predecessors’spiritual past with current and future generations. The main structures have been constructed including Lower pagoda, Upper pagoda, festival square, outdoor stage, Hoang Thanh gate, the restaurant in a linkage with Dong pagoda in Yen Tu holy peak.

Bo Da pagoda – the sacred land

Stunning Spring destinations, Bac Giang province, ancient land, unique traditional festivals, precious addresses, cultural-spiritual tourism, typical destinations, great contribution, brilliant victory, greatest ancient pagodas

A view of Bo Da pagoda from above.

The national special relic Bo Da pagoda or Tu An pagoda in Tien Son commune (Viet Yen) implicates a meaning that the human should know how to tribute the great contributions of the God, nation, teacher and parents. The pagoda was constructed under Ly dynasty and restored in Le dynasty (18 century) in a good location of a perfect connection between the mountain and river.

The pagoda has preserved a woodblock storage of Lam Te Zen Sect reversely carved in Chinese – Nom characters and Sanskrit language on Thi wood (decandrous persimmon). The gate and surrounding wall were built from several layers of soils which is the unique feature in this pagoda. The ancient tower garden is the biggest one in Vietnam comprising of more than 100 tomp towers.

Visiting Bo Da pagoda on the festival occasion (16 – 18 on lunar February), the tourists will have a chance to enjoy the smooth Quan ho (love duet folk song). The solemn campus, beautiful landscape and diverse cultural heritage have created the undeniable attractive destination.

Yen The national special relic

Stunning Spring destinations, Bac Giang province, ancient land, unique traditional festivals, precious addresses, cultural-spiritual tourism, typical destinations, great contribution, brilliant victory, greatest ancient pagodas

The visitors offer incense at Hoang Hoa Tham monument.

The Yen The revolution against the French colonist (1884-1913) played an important role in the national history. The Yen The revolutionary places were recognized by the Prime Minister as the National Special relic in 2012, especially Hoang Hoa Tham relic in Cau Go town (Yen The) was considered as the center with typical sites as Phon Xuong post, The temple, Dinh Thep communal house, Ba Ba temple.

Coming here, the tourists can participate in a wide range of activities such as offering incense; visiting the temples, post, exhibition building of Yen The revolution – a place to restore numerous precious documents on the Yen The revolution and leader Hoang Hoa Tham.

Yen The festival is held on every 16th March to educate the patriotism tradition, promote the national solidarity strength, honor the martial spirit and commemorate the heroes to sacrifice their lives to fight against the French colonist.

Kim Hieu – Nguyen Huong

 
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