Hung Kings temple historical site project announced

Wednesday, 2017-05-24 04:59:00
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NDO – The Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee on May 23 announced the Prime Minister-approved planning project to preserve and promote the value of the Hung Kings temple relic site by 2025.

Under the plan, the national historical site will cover Hy Cuong, Chu Hoa and Van Phu communes of Viet Tri city, Tien Kien commune of Lam Thao district and Phu Ninh commune of Phu Ninh district with a total area of 845 hectares, consisting of a core zone and a buffer zone.

Accordingly, the 32.2-hectare core zone will include Thuong (Upper), Trung (Middle) and Ha (Lower) temples, Gieng Temple, the Hung Kings Tombs, Thien Quang Pagoda, a house for worshipping ancestors, and a bell tower. These constructions and the surrounding primary forest will be preserved and kept intact under the plan.

The buffer zone, spread over 812.8 hectares, comprises Van and Troc mountains, Hung King tower, an area for hosting festivals and events, Hung Temple National Park, a temple commemorating legendary national father Lac Long Quan, a martyr memorial, and residential areas.

The project aims to safeguard natural landscapes and the ecological environment of the historical site while creating a space to commemorate and honour the Hung Kings and national ancestors of the same era.

It also aims to turn the Hung Kings temple into an attractive tourist destination to educate visitors on national patriotism and solidarity.