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Saigon’s Hung Vuong Temple

Every year on the 10th day of the Hung Vuong Celebration (which just happens to be today), thousands of Vietnamese gather at the Hung Temple in Phu Tho Province to honor the country’s ancient and revered leaders of the Hong Bang period. But did you know that Saigon has it’s own Hung Vuong temple?

Located across form the History Museum, the temple has stood on the grounds of the Saigon Zoo since at least 1920.

While it pales in comparison to the temple compound up north, the iconic building was notable enough to be used in a 1953 Ford advertising campaign:

[Photos via manhhai]

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