Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary 2013 in Dalat
April 19th 2013.
Today 19th April 2013, is also the 10th of Lunar March, let’s go to Hung Kings Temple for the Hung King’s death anniversary and enjoy within a lot of festival activities.
About Hung Kings’ Festival at CLICK HERE
One of the Hung Kings Temples at the site Ten kilometers from Dalat City on the road to HCMC is the beautiful Prenn Waterfall and a temple site to commemorate the Hung Kings.
The temples by skilled artisans from Hue in 2004 for local people that can’t travel to Phu Tho Province in the lunar March for the Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary. Specially, a lot of activities have taken place here such as the holy worship, the contest of Chè (sweet soup) cooking, the contest of catching duck, the Folklore Games, The Folklore Artial Performace…
Some Shots of Hung Kings’ Temple today
The temples are one of the 1,420 relic sites related to Hung Kings from the north to the south of Vietnam.
On the Hung King day, people walk up the 500 meter path to the site, with lower, middle and upper temples which are replicas of the original temples in Phu Tho.
In front of the Upper Temple is Lac Long Quan-Au Co Park which has the six-meter high statues of Lac Long Quan and Au Co, the father and mother of Vietnamese people.
A hundred rocks symbolize the eggs of Au Co Mother from the legend. The park also contains 18 large stones that are carved with the faces of national heroes such as Hai Ba Trung, Ba Trieu, Ngo Quyen, Tran Hung Dao, Le Loi, Ho Chi Minh.
By Phong Nguyen