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Cua Ong Festival

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Cua Ong Temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, who was the 3rd son of Tran Hung Dao (lived in 13th century); and Tran Hung Dao’s brave generals, who had great success in fighting against the enemy. This is a historical relic built in Tran Dynasty and overlooking Bai Tu Long Bay. The temple comprises three buildings: the lower, middle and upper temple. It was seriously damaged by the war but now has been restored.Joining the festivals, tourists can take part in a great ceremony to memorize famous generals of Vietnam. Besides, visitors also have chance to see 34 statues of Tran Hung Dao’s brave generals as well as gaze charming scenery of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Quan Lan Festival

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Quan Lan Festival is an annual festival of the locals on Quan Lan Island to memorize the historic victory against Mongol invaders in the 13th century and pray for a good fishing season in the year.On the 10th day of the sixth lunar month, an order of “closing the village” is announced. According to the order, all villagers are not allowed to leave the village but visitors are welcomed to the island and join the festival. On the 13th day of the same month, villagers are divided into two groups to practice and prepare for a traditional rowing competition. The competition is held on the 18th day, after a solemn ceremony at the Quan Lan Communal House built in the 18th century – one of the oldest communal houses of Vietnam.

Quan Lan Festival is a highlight in village tradition of local residents on Quan Lan Island. It expresses a strong spirit of Vietnamese against foreign invaders.

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