Gigantic Banh Chung Takes Long Journey to Ancestral Land

The gigantic banh chung (square glutinous-rice cake) made by the team at Dam Sen Park in Ho Chi Minh City went on a 1,800-kilometer trip to Phu Tho Province yesterday for the upcoming anniversary of King Hung’s death.

The gigantic banh chung on a long-trip to the Phu Tho Province for the anniversary of King Hung's death.

The banh chung, which measures 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 meters and weighs 2.6 tons, was accompanied on its journey to the Hung Kings Temple in the city of Viet Tri by a banh day (round sticky-rice cake) weighing 1.2 tons in a freezer container.

For the anniversary of King Hung’s death on the tenth day of the third lunar month (April 26 this year), the same team at Dam Sen Park will create another gigantic banh chung.

After offerings are made to the gods, the cake will be shared among the park’s many visitors.

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Source VNE – Translated by Kim Khanh

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