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Ancient beauty of King Dinh temple in old capital of Hoa Lu
The main altar of Kinh Đinh Tiên Hoàng temple (Photo: Minh Đức)

The temple of King Đinh Tiên Hoàng is an important relic of the heritage complex of Hoa Lu ancient capital in Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district of Ninh Binh province.

The temple is the only place in Vietnam worshipping King Đinh Tiên Hoàng, his parents and sons, together with ancestral tablets of generals of Dinh Dynasty. It has been ranked as one of 100 best-known hundred-year-old architectural works in Vietnam

The temple was built with a special architecture, starting from semicircular lake and ending in the main house. Semicircular lake was built in the style of the ancient palace. (Photo: Minh Đức)

The temple is a unique work with valuable relics, including bricks, Buddhist prayer-book pillars, inscription, etc. (Photo: Minh Đức)

A vivid picture engraved on wood by artisans from the 17th century. (Photo: Minh Đức)

The temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang is a unique structure with wood and stone carvings made by Vietnamese folk artists in the 17th century. (Photo: Minh Đức)

The temple roofed with yin-yang tiles. (Photo: Minh Đức)

King Đinh Tiên Hòang temple is 300 meters from King Lê Đại Hành temple (right) (Photo: Minh Đức)

Passing through main house and two pillars it is dragon-yard. In the middle yard is stone dragon-bed, with two stone lions standing on two sides. (Photo: Minh Đức)

Through hundred years with ups and downs of the history, the temple still retains the majestic beauty, purity and ancient. (Photo: Minh Đức)

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Ancient beauty of King Dinh temple in old capital of Hoa LuThe temple is the only place in Vietnam worshipping King Đinh Tiên Hoàng, his parents and sons, together with ancestral tablets of generals of Dinh Dynasty. It has been ranked as one of 100 best-known hundred-year-old architectural works in Vietnam
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