Ca Ong skeleton shrine is 12m long

HO CHI MINH CITY Lang Ong Thuy General (Can Gio) has a 12m long Ca Ong skeleton to pay tribute to fish saving people at sea.

The mausoleum of Ong Thuy General is located on Duyen Hai street, Can Thanh town, Can Gio district, existed from the middle of the 18th century to the 19th century, when Can Gio Commercial Port became one of the most developed commercial ports in Vietnam. Dang Trong.

The mausoleum has a room with a 12m long Ca Ong skeleton, restored in 2001 by the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, preserved in a glass case.

The mausoleum also displays the old fishing gear of people in the fishing area (closed the bridge of Cau river).

Ong Wei (died) in 1971, was picked up ashore by villagers to worship. Legend has it that Ca Ong has a deep concave back part of the raft like a boat to help lift ships in distress to shore.

In addition to Than Nam Hai (Ca Ong), Lang Ong Thuy General also worshiped other sea deities such as Ha Ba, Thuy Quang, Ngoc Lan to pray for good weather, safe and safe national nation for seafarers.

Mr. Le Van No (70 years old) is in charge of looking after the mausoleum, serving the bell, knocking and guiding visitors to burn incense to worship God of the Sea.

The main impregnation has the altar of the Council, worshiping the gods together, with the solemn sculpture and carved trusses.

Every day Lang Ong welcomes tourists from all over the world to visit, worship, the most crowded on weekends. On the eighth lunar month of the eighth lunar year every year, Can Gio district organizes the traditional festival “Nghinh Ong” to honor Ca Ong and the gods. The main day of the festival is from the 14th to 17th of the eighth lunar month, but all preparations began long before.

With historical – cultural – architectural values, Lang Ong Can Thanh was recognized by the City People’s Committee as a city-level architectural monument in 2012. Follow vnexpress