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Unique ancient communal house on Binh Duong land

Update: 26-07-2020 | 15:44:36

In Binh Duong, there is an ancient communal house not only recognized as a national monument, but also possessing rare and unique features. The communal house has long become a "studio" of many film crews, wedding photographers of couples ... It is Tan An communal house, located in Quarter 1, Tan An Ward, Thu Dau Mot City.

The main entrance to Tan An communal house at present

Communal house and historical landmarks

Tan An communal house is located near Ben The river and Ben The market, so people in this area are known as Ben The communal house. According to a recent document of the Provincial Museum, the communal house was built in 1820. The communal house was built by the people in the village to worship the tutelary god - the guardian god who protected and protected the villagers in the first days of coming to the land newly born a career. At first, the communal house was quite simple and called "Tuong An temple" (this place was called Tuong An village in the past). Sometime later, the communal house was rebuilt on a larger scale, more certainly. After many times of restoration and repair, the communal house still retains its appearance like today.

In 1869, Emperor Tu Duc bestowed ordination on Tan An communal house in order to recognize the communal house and conferred the title of tutelary god to worship people. For many years, this ordinance has been kept in the Nguyen family church (ie the ancient relic of Nguyen Tri Quan's present house). This Nguyen family is one of the first residents to reclaim the land of Tan An. This is also the family with great merit in the restoration of the communal house, so the villagers worshiped it as "Tien sage - Hau sage" and worshiped in the temple's main hall.

In addition to the main deity worshiped at the communal house, the tutelary god, the worshiper, also worshiped the ban, friends and the gentle money. In addition, there is an altar to worship a priest (a vocational teacher for the people in the village); the altar for women and men and women; On the altar of the Fatherland, there is a statue of Uncle Ho. In addition, the family also worship the gods according to other folk beliefs.

The communal house was built in the shape of a T-shaped architecture (also called an upcoming entrance and a three-roofed communal house). In particular, the temple has up to 40 wooden pillars, 30 outside the corridor. The roof is made of fish fin tile, decorated with a picture of a dragon in the middle and fish dragon in the corners. The entire interior of the house, from the altar, the altar, the wooden pillar to the diaphragm, bar, decorative couplets are made from precious woods. Through the exquisitely carved hands of the ancient craftsman, the decorative artistic motifs in the temple also became sharp and made the temple more unique.

Unique uniqueness

Having the opportunity to visit Tan An communal house, surely all of us will be impressed by the ancient beauty of this ancient communal house. In particular, the communal house has 2 small gates on the right and left are considered unique. On the 2 gates of this communal house, there are 2 banyan trees sprouting, radiating the roots wrapped around the gate of the mossy communal house. In particular, according to the people in the village, the banyan tree growing on the left gate of the communal house is over a hundred years old, with intertwined roots embracing the rows of old bricks as if to hold on to that old gate with time. This unique image of the communal house has caught the eye of many film crews inside and outside the province, especially fairy tales, reformed films, films about the ancient southern countryside. In many films, such as: Southern Sky Horse, Luc Van Tien, Game of Overturning, Southern Land ... all have scenes related to this temple

Many couples also come here to take photos of the outside because they want to save their happy moments at this unique family gate. The cultural and artistic features of this communal house together with this unique communal gate are also places where art photographers, nature lovers and nostalgia often find work on composition, exploration and contemplation. Passing through the communal gate (following the newly built main gate, currently, two brick gates with banyan trees above are locked to ensure safety), inside the campus and the forest next to the communal house are still quite a lot of tall trees, covered with shade all year round.

Save the old culture

According to the uncles and aunts in the Ceremony of Family Ceremony, Tan An communal house is a communal house with bold nature of Vietnamese communal house. Along with the time, the customs of worship, the features of ancient folklore are still preserved in this temple.

Every year, at Tan An communal house, a number of festivals take place, attracting a large number of local people and surrounding regions. In particular, Ky Yen ceremony is the largest ceremony of the family, held periodically on the full moon day of November every year and every three years of maturity, the larger offerings, held from November 14 to 16, are invited Choir group about singing nightly service. In the later Yen Ky holidays, the local government also directed the youth union to organize more games, such as: Throwing longer, pushing sticks, jumping sack, volleyball competition ... attracting many young people. Local participation, just exercise, just create more fun atmosphere to the family.

In addition to the values ​​of time, Tan An communal house is also a place of cultural and spiritual activities of the local people and surrounding areas. In 2004, Tan An communal house was recognized by the provincial People's Committee as a provincial historical and cultural relic. By 2014, Tan An communal house was recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a national architectural and artistic relic. With an age of 200 years of existence, Tan An communal house today still remains almost intact in terms of artistic architecture, ancient village culture. Along with 2 unique communal gates, Tan An communal house is always an attractive destination for many researchers, students and art lovers who want to learn about beauty.

Reported by Cam Ly – Translated by Vi Bao

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