As part of the relic complex of Cua Ong temple – Cap Tien temple, Cua Ong temple has been among the most renowned spiritual relic sites in Quang Ninh province. Cua Ong temple was recognized as a special national relic site in 2017.
Cua Ong temple
Cua Ong temple is known as the only place that worships the largest number of relatives of national hero General Tran Quoc Tuan, who defended the nation against northern invaders. The temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Tang, an outstanding general of the Tran dynasty and the third son of Tran Quoc Tuan along with the general’s aides. There are 34 intricately carved statues in the temple.
Its architecture is unique, which comprises Lower, Middle, and Upper Temples. Along the way from the Lower temple to the Upper temple, visitors can admire the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay dotted with its numerous large and small islands. The landscape is rare and beautiful.
The landscape offers tourists a sense of peace and harmony.
Cua Ong Temple not only brings great historical value, but also has the unique value of national art and culture. The 180,000-square meter temple is arranged on the hills which are intertwined and harmonious under the ancient trees, creating a calm, majestic, beautiful and solemn scene.
The festival of Cua Ong temple received the national intangible cultural heritage status in 2016. It is annually held and lasts for three days from the 2nd to 4th of the second lunar month with a number of ritual and festive activities.
In the context of complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the management board of Cua Ong temple has effectively implemented various preventive measures in order to ensure tourists’ safety and health.