Nam Nha Pagoda

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The year 1890 marked the institution of medicinal herb shop called Nam Nha Duong in Binh Thuy market from Binh Nhut hamlet held by Nguyen Giac Nguyen for keeping liaison and gathering patriots against the French colonialists. By 1895, the coming back of Nguyen Giac Nguyen to Binh Nhut hamlet (at the end of Binh Thuy bridge) formed up the establishment of a pagoda named "Nam Nha Duong".
In first days, the pagoda housed just three simple apartments made from trees and tiles. The entity comprised sanctum, the eastern and western houses. The pagoda was rebuilt with five apartments and two lean-tos in 1905. Its central chamber experienced third reconstruction in 1917. When the high-ranking bonze Nguyen Giac Nguyen passed away on December 22nd 1917, the half-done work had been undertaken by Mr. Tran Van Nhieu, Mrs. Thai Tu and Thai Nam.

The pagoda Nam Nha became historical - cultural relic on January 25th 1991 with the approval of MOCI.

The 100-odd year pagoda is distinguished by its both ancient beauty and contributions to the revolutionary movements for the national liberation.

- In February 1913, in the trip back to the South in aspiration of mobilising the patriotic movements, Cuong De secretly stayed in Nam Nha Duong for deliberating national affairs with Nguyen Giac Nguyen. This event involved clandestine watching by enemy spy.

- On September 7th 1926, the Nam Nha Duong pagoda granted foundation of "Viet Nam quang phuc hoi" then renamed "Viet Nam phuc quoc hoi".

- In September 1929, after Special Commissioner of An Nam Communist Party - Hau Giang Branch activated in Binh Thuy (Can Tho), Nam Nha Duong turned out to be the address which the Special Commissioner of the southern regional party committee assuming touch with other units


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