The festival in Trung Coc temple
Location: Trung Coc Temple is situated on a high mound in the middle of Dong Coc village, Nam Hoa commune, Yen Hung district, Quang Ninh Province.
Characteristics: The temple includes three forecourts and two harems. The temple worship Tran Hung Dao and Pham Ngu Lao and still maintained some ordained papers and offerings with high artistic value. First, the temple was built with bamboo, then, under the reign of King 6th Gia Long (1807), it was reconstructed as today. The temple worships national heroes Tran Hung Dao and Pham Ngu Lao. According to legend, in preparation for construction piles in Van Muoi, such two generals’ boats were stranded in the mound of Dong Coc (today) and they had to mobilize militia and fishermen to pull boats out. To remember this event, after Bach Dang victory, residents here built a temple right in the place where boats were stranded. In the temple, there are two statues of Tran Hung Dao and Pham Ngu Lao, some ordained papers and offerings with high artistic value.
Trung Coc temple festival takes place on March 8th lunar calendar. Along with piles yard Yen Giang, Tran Hung Dao Temple – Temple of Mrs. King, Gieng Rung ironwood, Trung Ban communal house; they all form an abundant relic complex, associated with the Bach Dang victory in 1288.
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