Cua Ong Temple thoroughly prepares for its spring festival
The festival of Cua Ong temple is scheduled to be held on February 22-23, or from the 3nd to 4th of the second lunar month with a number of ritual and festive activities. In preparation for the festival, Cam Pha city and the Management Board of Cua Ong Temple have currently set up detailed plan on security, traffic control, and others.
Cua Ong temple festival received the national intangible cultural heritage status in 2016. This year, the festival will be organised on a large scale, covering an opening and closing ceremonies, rituals, a palanquin procession and a folk games festival.
A new involved program will be the Rose Exhibition and Rose Festival in response to the movement "Cam Pha City - The city of a million roses". It is expected to attract the participation of 16 communes and wards in the city.
So far, all related preparation works have been thoroughly undertaken. The festival is expected to welcome approximately 3,000 attendees from across the nation.
As part of the relic complex of Cua Ong temple - Cap Tien temple, Cua Ong temple has been among the most renowned spiritual relic sites in Quang Ninh province. The destination was recognized as special national relic site in 2017.
Cua Ong temple is known as the only place that worships the largest number of relatives of national hero General Tran Quoc Tuan, who defended the nation against northern invaders. The temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, an outstanding general of the Tran dynasty and the third son of Tran Quoc Tuan along with the general’s aids. There are 34 intricately carved statues in the temple.
Its architecture is unique and comprises of Lower, Middle, and Upper Temples. Along the way from the Lower temple to the Upper temple, visitors can admire the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay dotted with its numerous large and small islands. The landscape is rare and beautiful.
Cua Ong Temple not only brings great historical value, but also has the unique value of national art and culture. The 180,000-square meter temple is arranged on the hills which are intertwined and harmonious under the ancient trees, creating a calm, majestic, beautiful and solemn scene.