Thay Thim Temple Festival opens in Binh Thuan

Thousands of local people and tourists attended Thay Thim Temple Festival, the annual festival that opened in La Gi Town in the southern coastal province of Binh Thuan on October 27.

Tourists visit Thay Thim Temple in Binh Thuan province. (Photo: Sggp)

The three-day festival includes many cultural activities, such as traditional rituals, folk music performances and sport games.

Thay Thim Temple located in the Bau Cai Forest in Binh Thuan Province about 130 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City was built in 1879 for worshiping a rich, kind hermit and his wife who are both respectfully called Thay (The Wizard) and Thim (The Aunt). Thay who had magical powers, and his wife helped and cured many people during their life.

At this temple and graves of Thay Thim, two main festivals take place yearly. According to the lunar calendar, the cleaning and decorating of graves occurs on January 5th and September 14-16.

Thay Thim Temple was ranked as one of National Artistic and Architectural Relics of the nation in 1997.

Every year, the festival attracts around 200,000 visitors.

By Nguyen Tien – Translated by Kim Khanh

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