|Princess Huyền Trân Temple Festival , which is held annually, attracted people from all walks of life, Buddhist monks and nuns, religious dignitaries and visitors from afar. — VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Viet
THUA THIEN HUE (VNS) — The Princess Huyen Tran (Vietnamese: Huyen Tran Cong Chua) Temple Festival is being held at Princess Huyen Tran Culture Centre, An Tay Ward.
The festival, which is held annually, attracted people from all walks of life, Buddhist monks and nuns, religious dignitaries and visitors from afar.
The festival, which aimed to manifest the national moral code, "Eating a fruit, think of the man who planted the tree", paid tribute to individuals who have devoted their lives to the expansion of Great Viet Nam.
Besides offering incense at Princess Huyen Tran Temple and Emperor Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) Temple, the festival also included spiritual activities such as praying for the safety of people, flower garlands and a coloured lanterns festival, and an arts and crafts exhibition, in addition to folklore games and portrait painting.
The Huyen Tran Princess Culture Centre is an architecture complex consisting of Emperor Tran Nhan Tong and Princess Huyen Tran Temples which is located 7kilometres to the West of Hue City, on a 28-hectare campus. Inside the temple lies the 2.37m high bronze statue of Princess Huyen Tran. Behind the statue is the temple of Emperor Tran Nhan Tong, who was credited for being a great king for dedicating his life in building and protecting the country.
Princess Huyen Tran, who was the daughter of Emperor Tran Nhan Tong, was married off to Champa King Jaya Sinhavarman III, in return for the peace of three central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue today. – VNS