Dao Dang Communal House, Temple and Pagoda
About 7km from the center of Hung Yen city, coming to Dao Nuong's homeland – the ancestor of Ca Tru singing of our country, you can visit relic group of Dao Dang Communal House, Temple and Pagoda. The relic group is located at Dao Dang hamlet, Trung Nghia commune, Hung Yen city, and it was recognized as the historical and architectural relic at national level on February 5th, 1994.
Dao Dang Communal House and Temple are the places which worship general Tran Luu and his offspring, namely, Thuong Dang Cong, De Nhat Linh Cong, Huong Linh Cong, Nhi Linh Cong, Giang Linh Cong and Pham Linh Cong. They are talented general of Hai Ba Trung, and they had great merits to fight against Nam Han invaders.
Dao Dang communal house was built in 1740, under the reign of King Le Hien Tong. The communal house has the architecture following the word “J” which consists of Front-worshipping room and the harem. On the ground of the communal house are 02 stone steles which named 103 heroic martyrs in 02 resistance wars and a stele which listed 04 Vietnamese heroic mothers. From the past up to now, Dao Dang communal house is the meeting place of the villagers. It can be said that this is a typical relic proving the prosperous development of village culture in Vietnam.
Dao Dang temple has the architecture following the word “Quoc”, including front-worshipping room, burn-incense, middle room and harem. The harem is the place to worship General Tran Luu.
Dao Dang Pagoda is a place for worshiping the Buddha. It has the architecture following the word “Nhi” including front-worshipping room, the upper room and 02 corridors. This is the place where the local people express their cultural activities. Villagers often come to Dao Dang pagoda to seek peace and serenity in their soul, leading them to good deeds as the teachings of the Buddha.
Every year, local people often held the festivals in the early spring in the relic group of Dao Dang Communal House, Temple and Pagoda, from the 1st to the 6th of February (Lunar Calendar). In the festival, there have sacrifices, palankeen processions and other folk games such as chess, cock fighting ... that attract lots of visitors inside and outside the province.