Attraction Đình Tuý Loan, Đà Nẵng, Hòa Phong, Hòa Vang, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam Published on: 04-11-2016
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Why The ancient village Tuy Loan is special ?
The village dates back over 500 years to the time when Emperor Le Thanh Tong issued a royal proclamation to extend the country’s territory. A stele erected at the worshipping house of the village’s five families reveals that their five predecessors with the last names of Dang, Lam, Nguyen, Tran and Le together founded this village.
Despite many ups and downs over the past 5 centuries, local residents are proud of the village's many old houses, its history and its beautiful setting with its many interesting features that include an old banian tree, a boat station, a communal house and others. Villagers also take pride in their speciality of My Quang (Quang rice noodles) plus their rice paper making.
The village communal house was built in 1889 under the reign of Emperor Thanh Thai. Despite the passing of so many centuries, the house still retains its inherent majesty. It covers an area of over 110m2 and has brick walls and a pantile roof. It is decorated with two dragons flanking the moon, and flying dragons encrusted with shards of pottery. It has four rows of jack tree wood pillars, each having six pillars between 2.5 and 4.5m high. The structure of the rafters is patterned after "Chong ruong - Gia thu". The pillars against the walls are carved with stylised floral designs and their bases are decorated with pumpkin shapes. At the two sides, the roof beams are decorated with a dragon's head, and the tie beams of floating clouds, daisies and peonies reflect their artistic value. At present, the house preserves 20 honours dating from Emperor Minh Mang's reign to Emperor Khai Dinh's.
The communal house was recognised as a historical and cultural relic in 1999 by the Ministry of Culture and Information.
What to explore at The ancient village Tuy Loan?
To pray for peace and prosperity through the year, a traditional festival is held annually from the 9th to the 10th day of the 1st lunar month at the village communal house. The two-day event features various solemn traditional festive activities, including an incense offering ceremony in commemoration of national heroes and ancestors, and the floating of flower garlands and coloured lanterns on the Tuy Loan river. In addition, locals and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy folk games and traditional competitions such as “bai choi” (singing while acting as playing cards), grilling “banh trang” (soft rice paper), cooking “banh chung” (square glutinous rice cakes), tug of war, climbing banana trees, catching eels, and interesting boat races.
The Tuy Loan ancient village is a really peaceful destination for those who want to get far away from the hustle and bustle of city life as well as to relax and temporarily forget the pressures of daily life. Visitors will be fascinated by the village’s scenic rustic natural beauty along with its festivals filled with music, food and fun.
- Experience cultural lifestyle
- Beautiful ancient village
- Traditional household careers
- Great place to visit
- Friendly people and peaceful land
Đình Tuý Loan, Đà Nẵng, Hòa Phong, Hòa Vang, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam