Every year on the 18th day of the 3rd lunar month, the traditional festival of Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong is held at Tran Temple (Noi Lam Temple, one of the four towns of Hoa Lu Capital and part of Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex). An today).
The festival of Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong is one of the unique traditional festivals of Ninh Binh, because it takes place in the space of clear blue water valleys, magical shimmering caves and located in the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex today).
Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong is one of many gods worshiped according to folk beliefs. Along the length of the S-shaped piece of land, everywhere we see temples, communal houses, and palaces worshiping gods and emperors admired by the people. It is a cultural beauty, the principle of “When drinking water, think of its source.” in the spiritual life of Vietnamese people, because those gods, whether they are real characters – human gods, or human beings. In particular, in Ninh Binh, the saint is worshiped in the communal house of Sinh Duoc village, Gia Sinh commune (Gia Vien); in Canh Dieu mountain (Ninh Binh city); at Thien Duong mountain, Ke Thuong temple, Ninh Van commune (Hoa Lu) and at Tran temple of Trang An – Bai Dinh spiritual tourist area.
On the day of the festival, right from the early morning, thousands of boats gathered at Tam Quan wharf to prepare for a grand festival with rituals of water procession, sacrifice and release on the river… And As the law of creation, at traditional festivals associated with spiritual life and folk beliefs, ritual activities always bring many spiritual and sacred elements to meet the needs of children. people always look and find their roots, clearly expressing people’s wishes through rituals with heaven and earth, ancestors, with saints and gods to pray for a peaceful life, with favorable rain and wind, and good seasons. fresh good membrane…
At 9:00 am, the traditional festival of Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong begins. After the opening of the festival on the shore and the drumming on the boat, the procession of more than 100 people carrying palanquins and the procession of the altar of Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong and thousands of tourists on about 1,000 boats started the procession. creating a festive atmosphere that is both solemn and vibrant. Starting from the wharf, the procession will cross 5km of waterways, through 11 caves on the Sao Khe river. After about an hour of marching on the water, the procession will be divided into two, one half continues the journey under the river, the other half goes ashore to cross 3 mountains with a length of about 3km to Noi Lam Temple to celebrate the festivals. ritual rites…
During the procession procession to Tran Temple to attend the festival, visitors can immerse themselves in the natural space, admire the poetic and lyrical scenery with clear blue valleys and sparkling caves. , shimmering, relaxing watching each school of fish swimming around under the green moss, the colorful vegetation and the echoes of the oars gently swaying on the river.
Tran Temple is located in Trang An eco-tourism area, in Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district. Tran Temple is also known as Noi Lam Temple (Temple in the Forest).
Tran Temple worships Quy Minh Dai Vuong and Hoang Phi Quy Nuong, the wife of the god Quy Minh. According to legend, god Quy Minh was a general of King Hung, assigned to guard the border of Son Nam.
Note: – Because the festival of Saint Quy Minh Dai Vuong is located in Trang An eco-tourism area, visitors should also note this.:
The only means of transportation in Trang An is a boat. When you enter the gate, you buy a ticket to visit and the boat fee is included in it.
* Entrance ticket: 200,000 VND / person (children under 1m: 100,000 VND / person)
* Guide: 300,000 VND / tour (if required)
- – The road from Hanoi to Trang An by motorbike : this road can also be used by cars. From Hanoi city center, you move in the direction to Van Dien – Thuong Tin, then follow National Highway 1A to Ninh Binh city. The road is quite easy to go, so it can only take you 2 hours to get to Trang An.