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24/04/2022 - 07:15

Visiting the historical - cultural relic site of Nguyen Tri Phuong’s temple and tomb 

The relic site of Nguyen Tri Phuong and the prince consort Nguyen Lam’s tombs is located in Dai Phu Village, Phong Chuong Commune (Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province). From the center of Hue City, visitors can go along Highway 1A northward 30km to Phong Dien Town, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province; and then turn right along the Provincial Road 6 about 15km.

Nguyen Tri Phuong (1800-1873) was a famous Vietnamese mandarin in the Nguyen Dynasty. He was the commander-in-chief of the Nguyen Dynasty's army against the French invaders.

After his death, in the summer in the eighteenth year of Emperor Tu Duc’s reign, the Emperor had ordered to establish Trung Hieu Tu temple in Nguyen Tri Phuong’s hometown. His tomb and the tomb of the prince consort Nguyen Lam were built by their family in around 1874.

In 1990, the historical - cultural relic site of Nguyen Tri Phuong’s temple and tomb, along with the prince consort Nguyen Lam’s tomb and the tomb of Nguyen Duy (Nguyen Tri Phuong’s younger brother) were recognized as a national-level historical cultural relic site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

When visiting this relic site, visitors will have a chance to admire the space of the temple and the tomb, which are imbued with Vietnamese village culture, and see with their own eyes the bronze statue of Nguyen Tri Phuong, which was made by the authority and locals with the aim to express their gratitude to Nguyen Tri Phuong for his contribution to the country.

Visitors pay a visit to the historical relic site of ​​Nguyen Tri Phuong, Nguyen Lam, and Nguyen Duy’s temple

The stele inscribed the contribution of Nguyen Tri Phuong, Nguyen Duy, and Nguyen Lam

… to memorize his merits, the authority and locals had cast the bronze statue to honor him

The interior space is decorated in a dignified manner according to local customs and habits

The interior space is decorated in a dignified manner according to local customs and habits

The horizontal lacquered board named “Trung Hieu Tu” hung in the temple was made under the order of Emperor Tu Duc

President Ho Chi Minh's words about the merits of the predecessors can be seen in the temple

In 1990, the temple was recognized as a national-level historical cultural relic

Cultural researchers continue to learn more about Nguyen Tri Phuong’s temple

After visiting the temple, visitors can visit his tomb about 1km away from the temple

Visitors take a photo beside the tomb

The tombs of Nguyen Tri Phuong and Nguyen Lam

By Nguyen Khoa Huy

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