The “Nha Lon” Big House - Cultural Relic on Long Son Island and Fish & Vegetable Farm Tour's (Click on the Picture)
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A Tour to Remember !
The “Nha Lon” Big House - Cultural relic on Long Son Island
Traveling along National Road 51 heading for the coastal city of Vung Tau, visitors can catch sight of an intersection on their right hand side which is eight kilometers from the greeting gate of the city.
It is the entrance to a commune on Long Son Island where the complex of the Big House “Nha Lon” Long Son relic, the home of “Ong Tran” (Mr. Tran) religion, is situated.
Long Son Big House (Mr. Tran Temple) located on the East flank of the “Nua” Mountain in Long Son island commune of Vung Tau City. Long Son Commune is located next to “Ganh Rai” Bay and to the south of Sac Forest. The Big House was started construction by Mr. Tran whose real name is Le Van Muu, lived in Ha Tien and came to Long Son Island to reclaim and settle in 1900. The construction was built from 1910 and was completed in 1929. All thanks to the money and the voluntary effort of his and of many people who believed in him.
The Big House which is an artistic architectural ensemble with ancient style, is made of bricks, tiles and valuable types of wood. It was built on a total area of about 2 hectares including a temple, a place to celebrate festivals with a school, a market, a “Ghe Sam” preserving house, and Mr. Tran’s graveyard.
Nha Lon is a place to worship Mr. Tran, a great men of Taoism, Confucianism, and his relatives of the Le Family Every year, on the day named “Via OngTran” (20 February Lunar calendar) and the day named “Trung Cuu” (9 September Lunar calendar), Long Son Big House held a huge festival, attracting tens of thousands of people coming from the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh city’s neighboring provinces and cities. For those who cannot come to the place on those festive days, a visit on Lunar December 21 will bring them a surprise with which they can see old men in traditional costumes writing Vietnamese ancient characters on scrolls. This traditional image can rarely be seen elsewhere in the country.
Followed by relaxing scenic traditional Vietnamese lunch on Son dinh river fish farm !
Son dinh River Fish Farm
Long Son may not be familiar to many people, although it isn’t located not far from Vung Tau. It’s an island lying 100km away from Ho Chi Minh City and is noted for its oyster farms and floating villages.
The island still retains its natural beauty and untouched landscapes. Long Son is 92km2 of which 54km2 is mainland and the rest is saline soil, swamp and mangrove. The people are friendly and hospitable and make a living from fishing, salt fields and tourism.