Go Thap - where human traces more than 2,000 years ago were discovered | Cultural travel with Vinatourism

Vietnam has been becoming more and more popular among foreign travelers thanks to its favorable weather, wonderful Vietnam’s landscapes and cultural travel attractions

Post date: 15-11-2017

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Vietnam has been becoming more and more popular among foreign travelers thanks to its favorable weather, wonderful Vietnam’s landscapes and cultural travel attractions. Go Thap is one of destination in hamlet 4, Tan Kieu commune, Thap Muoi district, Dong Thap province.

This monument was discovered in the early twentieth century by French archaeologists. This is also home to lots of mysteries of a civilization that is considered as the most ancient of Southeast Asia.

 

Cultural travel Go Thap

Gò Tháp, Tan Kieu commune, Thap Muoi district, Dong Thap province

 

This place has been listed as a special national monument with an area of 320ha divided into 5 typical areas: Gò Tháp Mười, Cổ Tự Tower, Sir. Đốc Binh Kiều’s tomb and temple, Gò Minh Sư and the most famous one is Ba Chua Xu Temple.

 

Go Thap Muoi - area since over 2,000 years ago

 

During the process of researching Go Thap, the archaeologists found the remains of the first inhabitants lived in this area since over 2,000 years ago. Over the past decades, excavations have been carried out at any location in Go Thap relic, the archaeologists have discovered the vestiges of people lived in the Oc Eo culture. These are raw pottery pieces, fine-colored pottery, wood with traces, charcoal ash, animal bone, crushed pestle, grindstone…

The results of age verification of the artifacts found in Go Thap soil confirmed that humans were present and lived here for several centuries BC and lasted until the Oc Eo culture decayed.

 

Cultural travel Go Thap

These are the artifacts found at Go Thap.

 

When the Vietnam experienced two wars of resistance against the army of French and American, Go Thap was the base of resistance forces in the South.

With such rich historical and cultural values, Go Thap has been classified by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture and Information as a historical and has developed into an attracted tourist destination of Dong Thap Province in the future.

 

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival

 

Please let me tell a bit about the relic named Ba Chua Xu Temple of Go Thap because this is also a cultural travel destination very popular for tourists. Here, the festival of Ba Chua Xu is held on the 14th and 15th lunar month every year. This festival attracted thousands of visitors from all over the neighboring provinces to attend. However, there is one thing need to note is that in Chau Doc city of An Giang province, there is a great shrine with the same name is Ba Chua Xu temple. Many people still think those two places are one. That's not right. To distinguish these two places, tourists often say that "Ba Chua Xu in Chau Doc is the elder sister and the one in Go Thap is the younger sister".

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