Phi Yen Temple
Phi Yen temple is also known as An Son shrine and was first built in 1785 as a place to worship Madam Phi Yen (Le Thi Cam) the concubine of Lord Nguyen Anh.
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In Con Dao, local people worship the most sacred women as holy women, which are Miss Phi Yen and national hero Vo Thi Sau. This temple is very sacred to the people of the island and it is associated with a tragic story of beautiful and talented women, rich in patriotism.
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Every year, on the 10th day or the 18th day of the lunar month, Con Dao people celebrate the ceremony and often make vegetarian meals in remembrance of her. For the people on the island, the shrine is very cherished, hence the people worship and treat her as the guardian of the village. It is said that the lady shrine is one of the few cultural heritages of Con Dao that needs to be protected, preserved and promoted.
- Location: Den Tho Ba Phi Yen, Con Dao
- Best for: All visitors
- Entrance: N/A
- Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Distance to city center: 3.3km (2.1 mi)
The biggest island of Con Dao archipelago, and the only inhabited, Con Son island is famed for its pristine nature and the hospitality of people. Not only holding the nice bit, the island also carries the dark past of what is called “Hell on Earth” period.
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