Temple of King Dinh – Le is part of Hoa Lu ancient capital. Both temples were built during the Ly Dynasty, and were rebuilt in the 17th century under the Later Le Dynasty. In the Later Le Dynasty, the king ordered to repair the temple, so far it still retains the beauty of the original architecture.
Inside the temple, King Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh are both kings with great merit in developing the ancient Dai Co Viet country.
The temple of King Dinh was built in the opposite style on the Shinto axis. Starting from the semicircular lake and ending at the Main Palace. The semicircular lake is a lake built in the style of ancient royal architecture. In the lake drop water lily. After Minh Duong – Ho Crescent is a screen. According to feng shui, the screen to project toxic wind. In the middle of the screen is a wind flower with a chrysanthemum motif, meaning longevity. Ngo Mon Quan is the outer gate leading to the temple. On the arched arch are two unicorns playing in the clouds. Above the gate are two roofs with eight curved roof knives. The outer gate has three tile-roofed compartments, the inside of the gate has four words “Tien phuong phuong”. The second building is Nghi Mon (inner gate) with 3 compartments built of ironwood architecture in 3 rows of columns. Through the foreign ritual, along the Shinto path to the inner Nghi door. The decorative motifs of the internal rituals are similar to those of the foreign rituals, even the architecture with three pillars is the same. The temple has two layers of doors to the temple, which are similar to two castle rings Hoa Lu old. Going all the way to the right path, through two large pillars, you will reach the dragon yard. In the middle of the dragon yard, there is a stone screen around embossed. On both sides of the dragon’s fall, there are two stone clams, carved on two monolithic green rocks. Going inward, there is a stone sieve in the middle. On the side of the cliff, carved a dragon’s head. The surface of the dragon trap is embossed with a dragon with a strong and powerful appearance. The two sides of the long sieve are the statues of two green stone clams of the 17th century. The dragon sieve represents the dragon pedestal, so it is sculpted with very beautiful motifs. The two handrails of the dragon sieve are two dragons bending over the high clouds. The dragon’s figure is very tall with its head raised so that its mane flutters, and its long beard hangs forward. Around the dragon sieve, there are flags representing armies, clams, white horses…
The people of the ancient capital Hoa Lu built a temple to worship King Dinh Tien Hoang as well as painted paintings to worship Dinh Tien Hoang in their own way. The difference that makes the complexity is that the relationship between folk and scholar is integrated and fluent in the village culture. A close look at the village culture through the inscriptions at the two temples of King Dinh and King Le is the survey of historical, cultural, social and religious data recorded on the remaining 7 stone steles. now. Dinh – Le Temple is one of the major temples in Vietnamremaining. Through the dynasties, the two kings were conferred many beautiful titles. In the stele at the temple of King Dinh mentioning the worship of incense and fire, looking at the list of merits, one can imagine the dignitaries and clans of that time. The last stele engraved in 1843 also shows many names of former chiefs, chiefs, village chiefs and clansmen. Looking at the list of names, they see Duong, Bui, Pham, Nguyen , Ngo… So the temple worshiping King Dinh and King Le has never belonged to a single Dinh or Le family . chief. King Dinh – King Le here became a superior god not belonging to a single family. Stone steles at the temple of the two kingsDinh – Le soon saw the appearance of names and hometowns of beer carvers.
Temple Festival of King Dinh – King Le
? Temple festival of King Dinh orTruong Yen festival is held every year in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. The festival takes place from March 8 to March 10 of the lunar calendar every year. The festival attracts a large number of people and tourists to visit spring.
? Truong Yen Festival recreates the entire life of King Dinh Tien Hoang from childhood until he became emperor. Carrying in their respect, the festival demonstrates the morality of drinking water, remembering its source, and remembering the merits of King Dinh Tien Hoang.
? The festival has many special activities, if you have come to visit, please stay to admire and join with everyone. This is also a way to learn about history without being boring.