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The 188th death anniversary of Marshal Le Van Duyet

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Last Wednesday, September 16, the 188th dead anniversary of General Le Van Duyet (1764-1832) took place attracting many Saigon residents. The three-day ceremony was held in Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple, where the  tombs of Le Van Duyet and his wife are.

The temple is at the end of a section of Dinh Tien Hoang Street which was renamed for the late marshal at the same time with his 188th dead ceremony. The 947-meter Le Van Duyet Street stretches from the Bong Bridge to Phan Dang Luu Street.

Le Van Duyet is a high-ranking mandarin under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) who had great contributions to the development of the southern region of Vietnam.

Attendants are mostly descendants of late Marshal Le Van Duyet
Locals praying in front of the main altar
When entering the temple, visitors will see an altar smaller than the main one – PHOTO: HUY HAN
The ceremony features performances of dragon dance and…
…hat boi (a genre of traditional Vietnamese drama) – PHOTO: HUY HAN

By Thuy An


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