Quang Ninh: Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple

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Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple
Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple

In the morning of February 25th, 2016, the ceremony to pray for good weather, prosperous country was held at the King Ly Anh Tong Temple, at the ninth area, Cai Rong Town, Van Don district, Quang Ninh province.

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King Ly Anh Tong temple

King Ly Anh Tong temple is named as Van Hai Linh Tu in the relic complex of King Ly Anh Tong temple and scenic landscape of Dong Trong cave which is built on the southwest slopes of Dragon mountain, next to Cai Rong port, Van Don district.

Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple
Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple

The temple was built in the 10th of Chinh Long Bao Ung dynasty (ie in 1172) to commemorate the merits of King Ly Anh Tong – the King founded in famous Van Don trading port in 1149. In 2007, the temple of king Ly Anh Tong has recognized as a provincial historic sites by Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee. By 2011, the temple was rebuilt not only attracting foreign tourist but also the tourism potential of the spiritual culture of Van Don district.

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Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple

Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple
Ceremony for peace at King Ly Anh Tong temple

At the ceremony it also took place many spiritual rituals to commemorate the mercy of the king and the predecessors as offerings, sacrifices… attracting numerous people and tourists from within and outside the district to visit.