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Located close to Hoan Kiem Lake, Hai Ba Trung is a 12th century temple with ornate carvings and statues of the Trung sisters. These sisters are national heroines who fought against Chinese domination in Vietnam in 1st century AD. The annual festival in January enlivens the temple with processions and cultural activities.
Hai Ba Trung is a pristine temple dedicated to the two Trung Sisters, Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, in Vietnam. The Trung Sisters were military leaders who rebelled against Chinese domination. Instead of surrendering and accepting their defeat at the hands of Chinese, they decided to drown themselves and have been revered since then for their courage and strength. The Hai Ba Trung Temple is believed to be founded in 1160 by Ly Anh Tong whom the Trung Sisters visited as rain spirits. The idols in the temple are beautifully sculpted and depicts the violent death of the sisters instead of their suicide. The two sisters can be seen kneeling with their arms raised in the air. It is one of the famous temples in Vietnam, is visited by a lot of people, both locals and tourists.
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