Bac Giang and less known destinations

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Coming to Bac Giang, visitors can visit the ancient citadel of Xuong Giang, Bo Da pagoda, Bac Hoa village, or the water festival of Van village.

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Tran Van Tuan, born in 1989, lives in Dong Viet commune, Yen Dung district, took a set of photos in his hometown of Bac Giang. Mr. Tuan shared that Bac Giang is a heritage land with diverse terrain, charming scenery, traditional craft villages, intangible cultural heritage, and unique festivals. Many people know about Luc Ngan lychee in Bac Giang, but this land still has ancient Quan Ho folk songs of Kinh Bac region, then singing or specialties such as Van village wine, Tho Ha rice paper, Ke cake, etc. temples, monuments…

The photo “Rice rice season” was taken in the mountainous area of ​​Huyen Son commune, Luc Nam district, with the Huyen Dinh mountain range and the Luc Nam river flowing through.

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Hidden under the ancient canopy is the complex of relics of Bo Da pagoda. The temple is one of the great ancient temples of the Lam Te Zen lineage. Bo Da pagoda relic area includes the main pagoda Tu An Tu, Tam Duc am, Cao pagoda, pond Mieu. The temple campus also has a tower garden which is considered the most beautiful and largest in Vietnam, the resting place of more than 2,000 monks and nuns.

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Bac Hoa village, which is mainly inhabited by the Nung ethnic group, still retains the characteristics of a walled house with yin and yang tile roofs from the past in Tan Son commune, Luc Ngan district, more than 100 km from Bac Giang city. Coming to Bac Hoa, visitors will enjoy the Soong Hao folk song, the delicious taste of shoulder cakes.

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The work “Van Village Mud Wrestling” won the first prize in the beautiful tourism photo contest in Bac Giang province in 2019. The Van village water wrestling festival is held every 4 years (or every 2 years due to village regulations) in Temple of Saint Tam Giang, in Yen Vien village, Van Ha commune, Viet Yen district.

The Wrestling Festival is held as a celebration of victory, honoring the village’s guardian deity in the legend, and praying for a bountiful harvest. In 2022, the festival attracts thousands of people to cheer. This festival is recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in May, associated with the belief of worshiping the sun god.

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Bac Giang is a heritage land, in addition to the typical cultural features of the Northern land, this place still retains the idyllic beauty of village bamboo bushes, ancient houses, typical in Sau village. belonging to Lien Chung commune (formerly Chung Son), Tan Yen district. Sau village is characterized by rural North, the village has not been affected by urbanization and tourism, and is worth a visit.

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Panoramic view of Tay Yen Tu spiritual-ecological tourist area at the Spring Festival 2022, with the square in front. Besides its historical value, Tay Yen Tu is also a land of majestic mountains and beautiful natural scenery, so since ancient times, this place was chosen by the kings of the Ly and Tran dynasties as the place to build pagodas, tu mind, etc. study religion.

This tourist area belongs to Tay Yen Tu town, Son Dong district with a total area of ​​13.8 ha, with a cluster of independent pagodas, including Trinh pagoda, Ha pagoda (Fot Quang temple), Trung pagoda and Thuong pagoda (Kim Quy pagoda). ), the pagoda points have an altitude from 145 m to nearly 1,000 m, connecting with Dong pagoda, Buddha image of Emperor Tran Nhan Tong on Yen Tu peak. Visitors can take the cable car from Lower Pagoda to Upper Pagoda and walk along the mountain road to Dong Pagoda.

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Cam Son Lake, a large natural freshwater lake stretching over many communes of Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang and Lang Son province, is about 2,600 hectares wide. Coming to Cam Son Lake, visitors can immerse themselves in nature, fresh air and clear blue water. Cam Son Lake is also the inspiration for the late musician Pho Duc Phuong to compose the famous song Ho on the Mountain .

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With a geographical location with great potential, a typical climate, and few natural disasters, Bac Giang has a specialty of lychee. Currently, lychee is considered the pride of Vietnam, litchi output in 2022 is estimated at 180,000 tons, “big fruit, red skin, small seeds, thick pulp”, making it a famous brand at home and abroad.

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Luc Ngan not only has the famous lychee but also has a specialty noodle soup at Dau Anh noodle cooperative, in Nam Duong commune. The noodle production line has many stages, including drying colored noodles (pictured), diverse with many beautiful designs, quality, food safety and hygiene. Noodles are not only famous in the country but also exported.

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The rice tree next to Ba Co Yen Dung temple (commonly known as Lang Son rice tree) in Tan My village, Lang Son commune, Yen Dung district is recognized as an ancient tree of historical and cultural value by the Vietnam Society of Ornithology. in February 2021. Every March, visitors and photographers coming here will be immersed in the red color of rice flowers and the surrounding poetic scenery. This rice tree has existed for more than 100 years, is 27.5 m tall, has a canopy area of ​​120 m2, and has a trunk diameter of 2.4 m.

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The historical site of Xuong Giang Victory is shimmering at night in Xuong Giang ward, Bac Giang city. The work was recognized as a National Historic Site in 2009, a special national monument in 2019.

In 2020, the Provincial People’s Committee recognized the site of Xuong Giang Victory as a tourist destination of great significance for the whole country and the land of Bac Giang rich in tradition. The center of the relic complex is Xuong Giang temple with an area of ​​​​1.3 hectares, newly built in 2012 on the remains of the ancient Xuong Giang citadel. The ancient citadel is the place associated with the names of General Le Loi and his advisor Nguyen Trai and the generals who directly commanded to participate in the victorious battle of Xuong Giang in 1427.

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Tran Van Tuan, the author of the photo series, has won a number of awards such as the National Award of the Sony World Photography Awards in 2020, the exhibition at the 9th international art photography contest in Vietnam in 2019. .. In the photo, he checked-in the flowering season in March in Tien Dung commune, Yen Dung district, Bac Giang.

“I want more and more viewers to know the beauty of the landscape, life, and human culture of Bac Giang land, contributing a small part to promote Bac Giang tourism development. My hometown still has many beautiful places, historical sites, large fruit orchards, and natural ecological lakes are waiting for everyone to discover,” Tuan said. life of the land and people of Bac Giang and neighboring provinces.

Photo: Tran Van Tuan

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