The red color of the lanterns at Ba Thien Hau Temple in Trieu Chau is a famous spiritual tourist destination in My Xuyen district, Soc Trang province on the holidays of the New Year and the full moon of January.
Located in the downstream of Hau River, Soc Trang has cultural interference between ethnic Chinese, Kinh and Khmer, in which Chinese temples have a long history, contributing to diverse spiritual and cultural tourism in Soc Trang. . My Xuyen district, about 6.4km from Soc Trang city, was once famous throughout the Southern region of the Luc province, there was a time when this place had another folk name, Bai Xau associated with the famous delicious rice variety and a large trading port. best in the West.
My Xuyen is home to many Chinese temples, shrines and assembly halls, including the famous Ba Thien Hau pagoda with unique architecture. In the photo is Ba Thien Hau Trieu Chau pagoda with the image of two dragons winding a picture of a fairy gourd on the roof, in front of the temple are two words “Fu” and “Tang” (meaning to increase happiness).
The temple is a place of worship according to folk beliefs, since ancient times managed by the Chinese, who always look towards Lady Thien Hau in order to receive protection and blessings to everyone and every home. Entering the main door that impresses visitors is a giant incense burner and incense burner for people to visit and burn incense.
Incense sticks hang the names of people visiting the temple.
A close-up of the name of a family visiting the temple is carefully inserted in the middle of the incense stick.
Inside the pagoda is built and decorated with red lanterns according to the typical architecture of the Chinese people, creating a dignified and sacred space.
“I often go to Ba Thien Hau pagoda at the beginning of the new year and the full moon of January to pray for a peaceful new year,” said friend Nhu Thao (Soc Trang).
Hundreds of red lanterns hang from the ceiling and around. In addition to the spiritual factors, the context, as well as the temple architecture, the red color of the lanterns, are the factors that help the temple attract hundreds of tourists to visit during the Lunar New Year 2023.
People write down their names and make offerings to the temple. In addition, visitors can buy red lanterns hanging on the ceiling of the pagoda for peace with the price of 150,000 VND / unit.($1=24,000 VND)
According to history books, Ms. Thien Hau surnamed Lam, is a native of My Chau village, Bo Dien district, Phu Hung Hoa, Fujian province, China, born on March 23, Canh Than year (960 calendar year). From a young age, Ms. Thien Hau showed a natural ability in the field of astronomy, often looking at the stars to predict the weather, and helping the fishermen in the area. Later, seafarers remembered her, often seeing her in a red dress flying over the sea and saving people in trouble, so they painted her to worship and pray for peace.
The maid is hanging lanterns and attaching the name of the visitor to the truss. In the bowl are Chinese characters, meaning blessings, peace and health for visitors.
Ngoc Han and her friends from Ho Chi Minh City to visit Ba Thien Hau pagoda said that the pagoda is beautiful, pure and ancient and that the two of you did not forget to pose for a commemorative photo.
The temple is attracting more and more tourists, they also apply for tattoos at the beginning of the year, a long-standing tradition of Vietnamese people with the desire to have a more prosperous and successful new year than the old year.
According (Dan Tri)
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