Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

Covering a large area of 400 hectares, the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City features a blend of traditional architecture fused with a modern style.

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

Located about 30km away from the centre of the city, the Hung Kings Memorial Site was built to commemorate the Hung Kings. The site is located atop a hill that is part of the National Historical and Cultural Park in Long Binh district of Ho Chi Minh City

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

The memorial site was completed back in 2009. The site features four main parts including a square, a bamboo path, a temple, and a courtyard.

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

Between the square and the temple lies a bamboo path that is 10 metres wide and 360 metre long. A stone stele house was built along the path. The building commemorates the actions, contributions, and sacrifices of ancestors in the nation’s struggle.

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

One notable part of the site is the row of bamboo trees which is reminiscent of life in Vietnamese villages. The path has a total of 107 stairs.

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

The final stop in the site is the large temple, built in commemoration to the Hung Kings

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

There are three small courtyards within the memorial that are used for festivals and ritual ceremonies

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

The main altar of the temple is used to worship the Hung Kings and other ancestors.

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

33 rocks on display in the lobby of the temple features images proclaiming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago (Spratly) and images and patterns about the Hung Kings dynasty.

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

An image of the courtyard on the site. Its primary function is the host festivals

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

The top floor of the building displays 54 rock pillars, featuring all of the country’s ethnic groups

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

A bronze drum dates which dates back 2, 000 to 2, 500 years

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

Exploring the Hung Kings Memorial Site in HCM City

 

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