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Detailed review of Quang Trung Museum - A mark of the nation's heroic history

Quang Trung Museum in Binh Dinh is one of the famous historical museums, this place is associated with the Tay Son uprising, one of the most successful national liberation uprisings in our country. To preserve memorable historical artifacts, Quang Trung Binh Dinh museum was built right in the hometown of the national hero.

Quang Trung Museum
Quang Trung Museum


1. Quang Trung Museum of heroic national history

Travel to Quy Nhon where there is a museum named after the "cloth shirt" hero Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue (leader of the Tay Son uprising in the 18th century). This place not only preserves historical artifacts related to the Tay Son uprising but is also home to the traces of the three Nguyen brothers: Nguyen Nhac, Nguyen Hue, Nguyen Lu. Inaugurated in 1978 in Lien My village, Binh Thanh commune, Tay Son district, Binh Dinh province, about 45km from Quy Nhon city center along Highway 19. This place is considered the largest Celebrity museum and also the largest celebrity museum. The museum attracts the most visitors to visit and learn about history in Vietnam.


You can visit the museum on any day of the week, morning from 7am to 11am, afternoon from 1:30 to 5pm. The general ticket price for all domestic and foreign tourists is 30,000 VND/person.


The Tay Son Quang Trung Binh Dinh museum area is designed with a structure of 9 galleries storing over 11,000 important artifacts related to the Tay Son uprising and the 3 Nguyen brothers.

Located in the museum complex is the temple of Tay Son Tam Kiet and his close famous generals. With the cooperation of many people, in 1958 the temple was officially constructed and completed in 1960. Right on the old house of Tay Son's three children, with an area of up to 2,325 square meters.


The museum is designed with a balanced layout, radiating in all four directions and clustering in the middle - where the statue of Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue is located. Looking from afar, we see that the Quang Trung Museum in Binh Dinh is surrounded by an ancient "atmosphere" with layers of curved red brick roofs carved with artistically curved shapes.


In front of the yard there is a three-entrance gate, followed by a stele inscribed with the merits of the hero Quang Trung in the national language. The main hall is divided into three compartments, the middle compartment worships Nguyen Hue, the left compartment worships Nguyen Nhac, the remaining compartment worships Nguyen Lu. The two gable ends of the palace have altars for the writers and martial artists of the Tay Son dynasty: Bui Thi Xuan, Ngo Thi Nham, Tran Quang Dieu, Ngo Van So, Tran Van Ky, Vo Van Dung...

Statue of King Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue
Statue of King Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue

Up to now, in the old garden of King Quang Trung's family, two extremely valuable relics are still preserved: an ancient well and an ancient tamarind tree, which is said to have been from the time of Ho Phi Phuc (father of King Quang Trung). three Tay Son brothers). The ancient well is located to the right of Tay Son palace with a diameter of 0.9m. The original was built of laterite and was not as deep as it is now because the villagers later restored it to make a common well for the whole village.

Ancient well in front of Quang Trung's old house yard
Ancient well in front of Quang Trung's old house yard

Next to the left of the palace is a large ancient tamarind tree that shade a corner of the garden. According to people here, the circumference of the tree's base is up to 3.5m. After a long day of coming here to visit relics and learn about history, there's nothing better than sitting under an old tamarind tree and scooping up a bucket of sacred water to drink to increase morale like the hero Nguyen Hue.


Quang Trung Binh Dinh Museum is not only a place to preserve historical artifacts but also a place to transmit the spirit of Tay Son ethnic martial arts - the traditional martial arts of Binh Dinh. To add more vitality to the martial arts dances, the people here also recreated the old battle drum performance of King Quang Trung. Each war drum song has 3 parts: going into battle, attacking the city, triumphing... But the special point here is that there is no drum to collect troops, because people tell each other that during the virgin life of "the older brother Hero of the Tay Son land" never once lost a battle, never once had to withdraw troops, just kept winning continuously like a drum beating without stopping.

The quintessence of martial arts in Binh Dinh
The quintessence of martial arts in Binh Dinh

Every year, on the fifth day of the first lunar month, people from all over gather at the museum to commemorate the commander-in-chief of the great Tay Son uprising (also known as Dong Da ceremony).

People flocked to attend the memorial service for hero Nguyen Hue
People flocked to attend the memorial service for hero Nguyen Hue

Visiting the Quang Trung Museum in Binh Dinh, visitors will have the opportunity to go back in history to live with the spirit of martial arts, indomitable resilience and patriotism through the heroic history of the Tay Son uprising, the The glorious victory of Nguyen Hue and his loyal close generals.

Binh Dinh - where the ocean waves are crashing, where the mysterious ancient Cham towers are, where the majestic mountains mark the victories of the cloth-shirted hero Quang Trung, where the martial arts tradition penetrates deeply into the blood and flesh of the people. , a place where the art of opera and bai choi flourishes and is home to traditional craft villages and unique specialties. Surely you want to learn about this land, which places help you better understand traditions, which places take you back in time to the nation's history? So you should go to Quang Trung Museum - a witness of heroic history.


2. Introduction to Quang Trung Museum

Quang Trung Museum is one of the famous historical museums in Binh Dinh, this place is associated with the Tay Son uprising, one of the most successful national liberation uprisings in our country. To preserve memorable historical artifacts, Quang Trung Binh Dinh museum was built right in the hometown of the national hero.


The museum is named after the "cloth shirt" hero Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue (leader of the Tay Son uprising movement in the 18th century). This place not only preserves historical artifacts related to the Tay Son uprising but is also home to the traces of the three Nguyen brothers: Nguyen Nhac, Nguyen Hue, Nguyen Lu.


3. Where is Quang Trung Museum?

Quang Trung Quy Nhon Museum is located in Lien My village, Tay Son district - Binh Dinh province. Following Highway 19, this place is about 45km northwest of Quy Nhon city center.

Panoramic view of Quang Trung Museum from above
Panoramic view of Quang Trung Museum from above

4. Ticket prices and operating hours of Quang Trung Museum

Current ticket price: 30,000 VND/time/person

Free: Children under 6 years old, invalids, sick soldiers (with card) and people with disabilities

Operating hours:

Morning: From 07:00 to 11:30

Afternoon: 13:30 to 17:00

(In case of arriving outside hours, visitors need to contact the museum director in advance to ask for instructions)

Detailed ticket price list at Quang Trung Museum today
Detailed ticket price list at Quang Trung Museum today

5. History of the formation of King Quang Trung Temple

In 1978, the museum was established on a campus of 95,000 square meters in a dignified style, in harmony with the landscape and architecture that is both ancient and modern.

In 1979, the Tay Son Tam Kiet Temple Area, tamarind trees, and wells were classified as national monuments.


According to historians, what makes Tay Son Temple valuable is not its architecture but its historical and humanistic value. Despite the revenge of the Nguyen Dynasty, the Tay Son people still paid tribute and remembered the three cloth-clad heroes and built a communal house on the old house of the Tay Son brothers, secretly worshiping Tay Son Tam Kiet next to Thanh. village king. When communal houses were destroyed, people built temples, temples were rebuilt, and temples were destroyed. When temples were degraded, people built temples to pay tribute to the merits of national heroes. Every year the museum attracts the largest number of visitors to study tourism in Vietnam.

Quang Trung Museum today
Quang Trung Museum today

6. Overall structure of Quang Trung Museum

The Tay Son Quang Trung Binh Dinh museum area is designed with a structure of 9 galleries storing over 11,000 important artifacts related to the Tay Son uprising and the 3 Nguyen brothers.

Located in the museum complex is the temple of Tay Son Tam Kiet and his close famous generals. With the cooperation of many people, in 1958 the temple was officially constructed and completed in 1960. Right on the old house of Tay Son's three children, with an area of up to 2,325 square meters.

The shrine worships the three Tay Son brothers and front-line generals
The shrine worships the three Tay Son brothers and front-line generals

The museum is designed with a balanced layout, radiating in all four directions and clustering in the middle - where the statue of Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue is located. Looking from afar, we see that the Quang Trung Museum in Binh Dinh is surrounded by an ancient "atmosphere" with layers of curved red brick roofs carved with artistically curved shapes.


In front of the yard there is a three-entrance gate, followed by a stele inscribed with the merits of the hero Quang Trung in the national language. The main hall is divided into three compartments, the middle compartment worships Nguyen Hue, the left compartment worships Nguyen Nhac, the remaining compartment worships Nguyen Lu. The two gable ends of the palace have altars for the writers and martial artists of the Tay Son dynasty: Bui Thi Xuan, Ngo Thi Nham, Tran Quang Dieu, Ngo Van So, Tran Van Ky, Vo Van Dung...


Up to now, in the old garden of King Quang Trung's family, two extremely valuable relics are still preserved: an ancient well and an ancient tamarind tree, which is said to have been from the time of Ho Phi Phuc (father of King Quang Trung). three Tay Son brothers). The ancient well is located to the right of Tay Son palace with a diameter of 0.9m. The original was built of laterite and was not as deep as it is now because the villagers later restored it to make a common well for the whole village.

Hundred-year-old tamarind tree at Quang Trung Museum
Hundred-year-old tamarind tree at Quang Trung Museum

Next to the left of the palace is a large ancient tamarind tree that shade a corner of the garden. According to people here, the circumference of the tree's base is up to 3.5m. After a long day of coming here to visit relics and learn about history, there's nothing better than sitting under an old tamarind tree and scooping up a bucket of sacred water to drink to increase morale like the hero Nguyen Hue.


7. What is outstanding about Quang Trung Museum?

Unlike other tourist attractions in Quy Nhon, coming to Quang Trung Museum, in addition to learning about the national cultural and historical value of the heroic Tay Son insurgent army, listening to a narrator at the Museum tell about the origins Origin and meaning of artifacts. Visitors definitely cannot miss two special programs at Quang Trung museum that Best Way shares below.

Go to Quang Trung Museum to learn about Binh Dinh martial arts
Go to Quang Trung Museum to learn about Binh Dinh martial arts

7.1. Show of battle drums and Tay Son martial arts (Tay Son Martial Arts)

Tay Son martial music is a unique cultural feature of the Binh Dinh region originating from the Tay Son peasant movement at the end of the 18th century. This type of martial music is intended to stimulate the morale of the three armies in training as well as in battle. fight. According to legend, Tay Son martial music is also one of the important factors that created King Quang Trung's speedy march and glorious victory in the war against foreign invaders.

Panorama of the hall watching the Tay Son martial arts show
Panorama of the hall watching the Tay Son martial arts show

Tay Son martial arts music includes a set of 12 drums to symbolize the 12 zodiac animals. The drum set is set up in a row, in order of three rows from largest to smallest. The person playing the drum beats with both hands and elbows, along with two drumsticks (called whips), about 30 cm long, beating both ends. When you raise both hands to dance, you can hit all four sides of the drum or drum at the same time.

The Tay Son battle drum set includes 12 drums symbolizing the 12 zodiac animals
The Tay Son battle drum set includes 12 drums symbolizing the 12 zodiac animals

In a drum song (including 3 acts: marching troops - storming the siege - triumphant song), the drum artist can make the listener feel the scene of pouring rain, sometimes picking up, sometimes drilling, sometimes pounding the heart. , when heroically excited. And especially, the drummer plays while moving, not sitting in one place like a musician playing music.

Tay Son martial arts performance - Binh Dinh
Tay Son martial arts performance - Binh Dinh

In addition to Martial Arts, visitors can also enjoy martial arts exercises and traditional folk dances


7.2. Movie viewing show of the Tay Son uprising - The hero dressed in peach flag

This is a special program included in the ticket price so visitors cannot miss it. It is an elaborately staged short film about the historical beauty of the hero Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue.

Tourists watch historical films about the Tay Son insurgents
Tourists watch historical films about the Tay Son insurgents

8. Tour to visit Quang Trung Museum from Quy Nhon

This is one of the hottest Daily Tour programs in Quy Nhon today and many tourists are interested in learning about after 2 programs: Ky Co Eo Gio Tour and Quy Nhon Phu Yen 1-day Tour. Quy Nhon - Tay Son 1-day tour will take you back to the nation's heroic history at Quang Trung Museum, and explore the beautiful miniature Ha Long Bay at Ham Ho Tourist Area.


Detailed schedule:

Morning: Car and tour guide pick you up at Quy Nhon to Tay Son to visit Quang Trung Museum, then you continue to move to Ham Ho tourist area.
Noon: Have lunch with Tay Son specialties at Ham Ho or Phu Phong town restaurant.
Afternoon: Visit attractions such as: Twin Towers, Thien Hung Pagoda, Banh It Tower, Song Village Church, etc. depending on the schedule you choose
Ham Ho tourist area is a combined point with Quang Trung Museum

9. The most suitable schedule to visit Quang Trung Museum

In addition to the tour program departing from Quy Nhon, you can visit Quang Trung museum on the first or last day of your long-term Quy Nhon Tour program because this location is convenient to Phu Quoc Airport. Sand.

+ If you arrive at Phu Cat airport in the morning, take the opportunity to go to Quang Trung Museum, then return to Quy Nhon hotel to check in and rest.
Quang Trung Museum is beautiful in the morning or afternoon
+ If you go to the airport in the afternoon, spend the morning going to Quang Trung Museum and then return.

10. Notes/rules when visiting Quang Trung Museum

+ Visitors must buy full tour tickets and park in the right place.
+ Do not pick flowers, break branches, trample plants and traps, or shoot birds and animals within the museum grounds
+ Must maintain general hygiene, do not write or draw on the wall, and dispose of trash in the right place.
+ Do not bring flammable substances, explosives, poisons and weapons into the museum area.
+ Visitors wearing shorts, bras, or short skirts are not allowed to enter the temple interior
+ Need to maintain order, do not smoke, do not lean your hands on glass cabinets or move objects on display.
+ Do not arbitrarily turn cameras and take photos in the interior of temples and museums.
Some rules at Quang Trung Museum that visitors need to note
Some rules at Quang Trung Museum that visitors need to note

The Best Way has reviewed in detail the experience of visiting Quang Trung Museum for you. Pick up your backpack and go and learn about this wonderful historical place - A mark of the nation's heroic history.


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