Nguyen Trung Truc Temple

Attraction Gành Dầu, tp. Phú Quốc, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam Published on: 22-11-2015

30 mins
06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
09:00 AM
09:30 AM
Second-time visit
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Nguyen Trung Truc temple is dedicated to Nguyen Trung Truc, a leader of the resistance campaign of the 1860s against the newly arrived French.

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Why Nguyen Trung Truc Temple is special ?

Nguyen Trung Truc temple is near Ganh Dau to the North and it’s dedicated to Nguyen Trung Truc and his revolutionary warriors, who fought the French occupation by successfully employing guerilla warfare methods against the colonial power. Their greatest coup was the sinking of the French warship “L'Espérance” on December 10, 1861.

In the end Nguyen Trung Truc got captured, imprisoned and executed in Phu Quoc Prison. The temple got erected to memorize him, his soldiers and the Vietnamese struggle for independence. Each year, on the anniversary of his death, many tourists attend this festival and burn incense to pray for Nguyen Trung Truc.


What to explore at Nguyen Trung Truc Temple?

The first temple structure was a simple building with a thatched roof; over the years it has been enlarged and rebuilt several times. In the center of the main hall is a portrait of Nguyen Trung Truc on an altar. Visit the temple, you will have a chance to admire the architecture of the temple also the great contributions of Nguyen Trung Truc to Vietnamese. Even though it is not the largest temple in Kien Giang, it still has something for you to admire.

How to get to Nguyen Trung Truc Temple?

From Duong Dong town, bike back to the North Island. Just off the bustling town saw a little red dirt roads through peaceful villages, past the Phu Quoc National Park, the Northwest is to the fore Ganh Dau. In addition, visitors can also choose the western route, the Rach Tram up Ganh Dau by sea.


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  • One of the first things you will notice at the temple is a variety of different colored bark laid out on mats and left to dry. These barks are actually used to treat lots of illnesses and are available for free for all guests. Just ask for a small bag and grab a handful.
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