Cai Prince Temple (also known as An Son Temple or Lady Phi Yen Temple) is a famous tourist destination in Con Dao Island. The temple was built for the first time in 1785. It is home to worship Lady Phi Yen, concubines of Lord Nguyen Anh.
In Con Dao, the locals worship two women as the sacred feminine saints, namely Lady Phi Yen and Ms. Vo Thi Sau, a national heroine martyr. This temple is extremely sacred to the people on the island and associated with a tragic story of the talent woman rich in patriotism.
Unlike other Con Dao temples, the temple leans against the mountainside. In the front of Lady Phi Yen Temple is the path leading to 2 lotus ponds with its mirror-like water. A bit farther is the bow-shaped curving coast with beautiful sandy shores, which is an appealing Con Dao attraction.
Cai Prince Temple
The most prominent place in the temple is the statue of Lady Phi Yen. The statue is sculpted in the form of a Guanyin with her sad face as well as her noble and saintly charisma. Exploring An Son Temple is one of the fascinating things to do in Con Dao.
The temple was established from a hundred years ago, shortly after her death. Through many ups and downs and events, the works have been restored, repaired several times but still retains its position and original look. Lady Phi Yen Temple owns a larger scale than any other temples in Con Dao.
In terms of architecture, the construction brings the appearance of a temple and a pagoda. This is partly explained that the position of Lady Phi Yen in the spiritual life of the people in Con Dao is both a village deity and Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. The most prominent place in the temple is the statue of Lady Phi Yen. The statue is sculpted in the form of a Guanyin with her sad face and her noble and saintly charisma. The temple is one of the spiritual tourist Con Dao attractions alluring tourists.