Ong Phan Thiet Pagoda is the oldest and largest-scale Chinese temple in Binh Thuan, located in Duc Nghia Ward – City. Phan Thiet. According to the documents in the temple’s divine genealogy and the date inscribed in Chinese characters on the bar of the top of the stork bar, “Thien Thien Canh Dan is in the midst of winter creation” (the temple was established in November of the year of the Tiger year 1770).
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The overall architecture here since its inception is a large Chinese temple built to worship Quan Cong (Quan Thanh De Quan). Dai Nam Nhat Thong Chi book volume 12 called “Quan Cong Temple” true to the name of the temple at that time. Right in front of the temple entrance is now a sign saying “Quan Thanh Temple”. Moreover, the content of worship inside only worships Quan Thanh De Quan and other statues, not Buddha. Moreover, there are no abbots. However, in folklore from ancient times to now, both Vietnamese and Chinese are used to calling it “Ong Pagoda”.
Ong Pagoda still preserves many ancient bells of historical and artistic value, cast in Guangdong, China and transferred from the Qing Dynasty. The casting style and materials are similar to the common Dai Hong of the Vietnamese people, but the decoration is more complicated and cumbersome on the bell body. Ong Pagoda is one of the temples with beautiful pagoda gardens.
Regarding festivals, before 1975 in Phan Thiet, the biggest folk festival was the “Nghinh Ong” festival in Ong Pagoda. In 1996 the festival was reorganized, attracting tens of thousands of people from all over.
The Nghinh Ong Festival is considered the country’s intangible cultural heritage due to its size and cultural values and due to its immense admiration by both the Chinese and the Vietnamese. For generations, Ong Pagoda has been the place where the nation’s traditional Tet holiday, people gather here to pray for a prosperous, happy, and lucky life of everyone, every family.
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Opening time: 8:00am – 22:00pm (Monday – Sunday)
Office: +84 252 3741103
Hot Line: +84 902802007 (Mr Thanh)
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