Lao Cai is a province with many famous temples such as: Thuong Temple, Doi Co Temple, Bao Ha Temple, Bac Ha Temple ... These famous temples annually not only serve the spiritual needs of people and visitors. but also strengthen the solidarity between ethnic communities.
Walking around the temples in Lao Cai city, not to mention the Thuong Temple, located in Lao Cai ward, Lao Cai city, located in the cultural relics complex with Tan Bao pagoda, Mau temple, Cam temple, Quan temple. This is a famous temple dating back more than 200 years old built close to the Vietnam-China border. The temple is dedicated to the national government of Hung Dao Vuong - Tran Quoc Tuan, who had great merits in the defense of the country, which is one of the most well-known sacred temples in the system of temples and pagodas in Lao Cai. In the lunar new year, Spring Festival of the Thuong Temple is held, attracting the attention of numerous domestic and foreign tourists to visit and worship.
Festival at Thuong temple in 2019, photo collected
Down to Soi Chieng area of Binh Minh ward is Doi Co temple. The temple is located in a beautiful location, in front of a blue stream, behind is mountain. The Doi Co Temple has been associated with many legends and mysteries about two young girls. The main festival of Doi Co temple is held on the 13th of the lunar September every year. It is possible that tourists from far away do not know much about this temple, but for the local people, this is quite a sacred place, an address where they offer to pray for all good things, especially in the full moon days, 1st of every month.
In contrast to Bac Ha White Highlands, visitors will discover and worship at Bac Ha Temple. The temple is located in the center of Bac Ha town built in the late nineteenth century, worshiping Gia Quoc Cong Vu Van Mat and the Vu family who had the merit of fighting the enemy, suppressing rebellion and heroic over the Bac Ha area. in the Mac and Le dynasty.
During the journey to explore the temples in Lao Cai, Bao Ha Temple in Bao Ha commune, Bao Yen district is also a spiritual destination not to be missed by any visitor. The temple was built at the foot of a hill, on the romantic Red River, with a beautiful natural landscape, behind is the mountain, and the face overlooking to the water. According to legend, the temple of General Hoang Bay had a town to keep the northern border area, to suppress foreign invaders to keep the land in peace. The main festival of Bao Ha Temple is held on the 17th day of the seventh lunar month every year (General Hoang Bay's death anniversary), attracting a lot of local and foreign tourists to attend and pray. In the festival, there are processions of palanquin, sacrifices, incense offering and other cultural and sports activities. In addition to the festive days, the usual days (especially in the spring), the cross-country guests throughout the country often gather here to burn incense and prayers.
Bao Ha temple, photo collected
Plan to explore the temples in Lao Cai on your schedule, you will surely have a memorable experience. Because the temples are located in the prime location, the beautiful will be the ideal space for you to contemplate and admire when coming to Lao Cai.
Updated by Thanh Tuan