Visit ancient Viem Xa Village to explore Bac Ninh love duets

Tuesday - 28/05/2019 10:53
Travelers coming to Bac Ninh might hear local people tell them that if they do not visit Viem Xa Village, they miss half of Bac Ninh. 

The village is not just a rural residential area located in Yen Phong, Bac Ninh, but most importantly, it is the original birthplace of Quan Ho folk singing (love duets), one of the most fascinating cultural activities that has allured numerous generations of Vietnamese people for a thousand years. 

No one knows exactly when Quan Ho was invented, but it has become an indispensable part of daily lives of local residents.

Most researchers agree that Viem Xa village was established more than 2,000 years ago with various historical relics that have been conserved until today. 

One of them is Cung Temple including Cung Shrine and Tien Well (Fairy Well) that is situated in the front of the village and right on the foot of Kim Son Mountain. 

However, the most attractive and famous relics at Viem Xa Village is Vua Ba Temple where Duc Vua Ba, the creator of Quan Ho, is worshipped. 

This is not a charming place with giant structure, but a cultural center of the village where numerous traditional activities of not only Viem Xa but also the whole Quan Ho’ area are organized.

On February 6th and 7th annually (Lunar Calendar), local residents at Viem Xa Village hold a special festival at Vua Ba Temple. The event is meant to worship and recall the merit of Duc Vua Ba as well as to create an interesting and joyful time for local people before a difficult year ahead. 

An easily recognizable point is that all activities at this festival are related to Quan Ho such as singing Quan Ho competition, Quan Ho performance or rites to the creator of this singing genre. It can be said that Duc Vua Ba Temple festival is the biggest and most uproarious event dedicated to Quan Ho in Vietnam.



Ðình thôn Viêm Xá - di?m sinh ho?t c?ng d?ng làng Di?m
Going along the Cau River dike to visit Diem Village

Ðình thôn Viêm Xá - di?m sinh ho?t c?ng d?ng làng Di?m
The village's communal house where hosts community activities

C?ng tam quan Ð?n Cùng ph? rêu phong theo th?i gian
The village temple

Di tích Gi?ng Ng?c ch?a d?ng tâm linh c?a ngu?i dân làng Di?m qua bao th? h?
The ancient well of the village

3 ông cá th?n g?n li?n v?i Gi?ng Ng?c

M?t góc sân dình làng Di?m là noi t? ch?c h?i c? thú v? cho ngu?i dân và du khách du l?ch B?c Ninh tham gia
Playing chess on the yard of the communal house

Các bô lão thu?ng t?p trung t?i dình làng
A meeting of the elderly at the communal house

C?ng d?n Vua Bà c? xua
The gate of Vua Ba temple

Gian nhà chính di?n d?n Vua Bà Th?y t? Quan h? don so
Inside the Vua Ba Temple

L? h?i d?c s?c du?c t? ch?c hàng nam ? làng Di?m
The traditional festival of Diem Village

L? ru?c ki?u trang tr?ng, uy nghiêm v?i s? tham gia c?a nhi?u ngu?i dân trong làng

Làng Di?m - vùng d?t quê huong c?a quan h? B?c Ninh
Villagers perform quan ho duets at the village's festival

Nh?ng c?p li?n anh li?n ch? thi hát d?i dáp quan h?

Khung c?nh h?u tình ? thôn Viêm Xá (làng Di?m)

L?ng ng?m dòng nu?c miên man ? thôn Viêm Xá

Quang c?nh làng Di?m an nhiên ? vùng quê x? Kinh B?c

B?c Ninh: L? h?i Th?y t? Quan h? ? làng Di?m 11

B?c Ninh: L? h?i Th?y t? Quan h? ? làng Di?m 12

B?c Ninh: L? h?i Th?y t? Quan h? ? làng Di?m 13

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