Temple of the great monk Vo Van Dung

Thôn Phú Lâm Xã Tây Phú, Huyện Tây Sơn, Tỉnh Bình Định



The great monk Vo Van Dung was born in Phu Loc village, Tuy Vien district, Quy Nhon district (now Phu My village, Tay Phu commune, Tay Son district, Binh Dinh province).
He joined the Tay Son movement from the beginning of the uprising, was intelligent, talented and good at martial arts, so he soon became an outstanding martial artist of the Tay Son Dynasty.
From 1771 to 1785, Vo Van Dung joined the Tay Son army to liberate Quy Nhon citadel, four times entered Gia Dinh to suppress the Nguyen lords in Dang Trong and defeated more than 50,000 Siam - Nguyen armies in the battle of Rach Gam - Mango. Mud. In 1786, he and Nguyen Hue marched to the North to overthrow Lord Trinh, abolishing the Gianh River boundary that divided the country for over 200 years.
In 1789, after the victory of Ngoc Hoi - Dong Da, he was sent by Emperor Quang Trung to be an envoy to establish a friendly state with the Qing Dynasty. In 1791, he held the position of Chieu Vien Dai admiral, stripped of Vo Quoc Cong; in 1792, joined the delegation to visit the emperor of the Qing Dynasty. In 1795, King Canh Thinh made him Dai Tu Tu. In 1800-1801, he, along with Major Deputy Tran Quang Dieu, commanded the Tay Son army to besiege and recapture Binh Dinh citadel from the Nguyen army...
Vo Van Dung is one of the "seven tiger generals", "four great ministers" of the Tay Son dynasty, he is admired and respected by the people. After his death, his descendants worshiped him from Vo family street in Phu My village, Tay Phu commune. On November 16, 1988, the Ministry of Culture (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) ranked Vo family street as a national historical relic.

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