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Located about 30km away from the centre of the city, the Hung Kings Memorial Site was built to commemorate the Hung Kings. The site is located atop a hill that is part of the National Historical and Cultural Park in Long Binh district of Ho Chi Minh City

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The memorial site was completed back in 2009. The site features four main parts including a square, a bamboo path, a temple, and a courtyard.

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Between the square and the temple lies a bamboo path that is 10 metres wide and 360 metre long. A stone stele house was built along the path. The building commemorates the actions, contributions, and sacrifices of ancestors in the nation’s struggle.

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One notable part of the site is the row of bamboo trees which is reminiscent of life in Vietnamese villages. The path has a total of 107 stairs.

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The final stop in the site is the large temple, built in commemoration to the Hung Kings

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There are three small courtyards within the memorial that are used for festivals and ritual ceremonies

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The main altar of the temple is used to worship the Hung Kings and other ancestors.

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33 rocks on display in the lobby of the temple features images proclaiming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago (Spratly) and images and patterns about the Hung Kings dynasty.

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An image of the courtyard on the site. Its primary function is the host festivals

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The top floor of the building displays 54 rock pillars, featuring all of the country’s ethnic groups

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A bronze drum dates which dates back 2, 000 to 2, 500 years

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