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VND300bn earmarked for Hung Kings Temple
  • |, VietnamPlus | February 26, 2024 10:04 PM
Around VND300 billion (USD12.19 million) will be spent on restoring Hung Kings Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho.

Of the total investment, VND88 billion will be sourced from the state budget, while the remainder will be from the province’s budget and other sources.


Hung Kings Temple: Photo by Nguyen Duong

The project will focus on upgrading the area linking the Memorial to the Revolutionary Martyrs and Lac Long Quan Temple as well as the area before Gieng Temple.

The project also will consolidate areas vulnerable to landslides on Nghia Linh Mountain and the road section to the Temple of Mother Goddess Au Co.

Some spots on Nghia Linh Mountain have faced landslides several times. Despite being fixed with metal and bamboo stakes, they are still at risk of landslides.

According to the project’s environmental impact report, seven dumping sites have been set up at main areas of the Hung Kings temple.

Covering an area of 845 ha in Nghia Linh Mountain in Phong Chau District, approximately 100km northwest of Hanoi, Hung Kings Temple is a large complex comprising tombs, monuments and temples.

In 2012, UNESCO recognised the worshipping of the Hung Kings as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The anniversary of the death of Hung Kings or Hung Kings Temple Festival is commemorated on the 10th day of the third lunar month annually. It has been recognized as a public holiday in Vietnam since 2007.

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