Tran Hung Dao was a Vietnamese Grand Commander-in-Chief in the 18th century and was said to be one of the very few generals in history to have never lost a battle or war under his command.
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Every year on the 20th day of the 8th lunar month, Vietnamese people honour the death anniversary of Tran Hung Dao, a national hero from the 13th century.
In Ho Chi Minh City there are many places worshipping to Tran Hung Dao, but the Tran Hung Dao Temple (located in 36 Vo Thi Sau, Ward 4, Dictrict 1) is home to the area’s largest ceremony. It features traditional rituals from the North.