The southwestern provinces have many things worth exploring, the southwestern tourism has its own substance that no other tourist destination in our country has. In the journey to discover these differences, let’s learn about Binh Thuy Can Tho communal house with many unique architectural and cultural beauty.
About Binh Thuy Can Tho communal house
Binh Thuy Communal House is located in Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy District, Ho Chi Minh City. Can Tho. This is a typical architectural work of people in the Southwest of our country with exquisite motifs and carvings.
From the outside, look at Binh Thuy Temple in Can Tho (Image: Collection)
The inner area of Binh Thuy Can Tho communal house (Photo: Collection)
A peaceful setting with a breath of Southwestern breath (Image: Collection)
Binh Thuy communal house was built in 1844 and in 1852 was conferred by King Tu Duc. At that time, the communal house was made of bamboo but was later remodeled. Communal house includes 2 areas including the communal house area and the “continental hamlet”. The main communal house consists of five houses (vestibule, main hall) and the “green village” area including a building area to prepare offerings and a theater. Outside the temple there are also a few shrines to the gods.
Exterior architecture of Binh Thuy communal house (Image: Collection)
The main architecture of the communal house has many features of the Southwest region that the communal houses in the North do not have as the vestibular and the main hall is built in a square with a length of 6 rows of columns. column. The typical motifs engraved on it are dragon, peony and on the roof will be mounted with human statues, unicorns and dragon fish. The important thing that every visitor should know when visiting the communal house is the temple to worship the tutelary god and officials with meritorious services to the country such as Dinh Cong Trang, Nguyen Trung Truc, Bui Huu Nghia, Vo Huy Tap …
The altar of Binh Thuy temple in Can Tho (Image: Collection)
Family Festival of Binh Thuy Can Tho
If you come to Binh Thuy communal house on the occasion from April 12 to 14 of the lunar calendar, you will have the opportunity to participate in the annual festival held here. The festival is divided into Thuong and Ha Dien. On this occasion, people gathered very much to watch the performance as well as folk games. The activities are quite rich and attract not only local people but also tourists from many places like bumper boat, duck drop, tug of war, boat racing …
A number of activities take place at the Binh Thuy communal festival (Image: Collection)
The Feast of the Landlords will start from the 12th to the 14th of the fourth lunar month with the main rites such as praying for peace, procession, and colors, etc. The Feast of the Landlords is held on December 14 and 15. Binh Thuy communal house festival is considered as one of the three biggest communal house festivals in the Southwest region of Vietnam and clearly shows the wet rice culture.