A thousand years of the special Hanoi Taoist Temple

In Hanoi, there are 2 of the Taoist Temple which is located in the famous destination. The first one is Jade Temple or Ngoc Son Temple in Hoan Kiem Lake, the second one is the Hanoi Taoist Temple.

 

What is the Hanoi Taoist Temple?

Hanoi Taoist Temple is the most popular Taoist Temple in the north of Vietnam. It was built in the same time with the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long or Hanoi today in the 11th century to honour the Tran Vu God. It’s one of the four sacred Temples in Hanoi.

 

The gate of Tran Vu Temple
The gate of Tran Vu Temple in the first of the 20th century

 

The gate of Hanoi Taoist Temple today
The gate of Hanoi Taoist Temple today

 

The different names of Hanoi Taoist Temple

The first name of Hanoi Taoist Temple is Tran Vu Temple with the name of the God who protected the peace for the local people and the land. Taoist Temple is the formerly names with the religion of the God, the Temple got a lot of characters of a popular pagoda in ancient Hanoi.
One of the simplest names is Quan Thanh Temple which is the street name of the Temple’s location.

 

Tran Vu Temple altar area in first of the 20th century
Tran Vu Temple altar area in first of the 20th century

 

Tran Vu Temple altar area today
Tran Vu Temple altar area today

 

A National Treasure in Hanoi Taoist Temple

There is a National Treasure in Hanoi Taoist Temple which was a black bronze product of nearly Ngu Xa villagers, it’s the Tran Vu statue. With the height of 3.96 meters and around 3,600 kilograms in weight, it was the most excellent statue in Vietnam with perfect preparing, skilful of cast processing.

 

The National Treasure - Tran Vu statue
Tran Vu statue is a National Treasure

 

Hanoi Taoist Temple with a lot of wonderful decors

It’s not only a National Treasure in Hanoi Taoist Temple but also many wonderful decors in this Temple. The pattern wooden patterns with ancient flowers, turtle image, Han parallel sentences…  and the bronze productions include of two huge candlesticks, two boards since the 18th century, … it looks like a small art museum.

 

The decors of Hanoi Taoist Temple
The decors of Hanoi Taoist Temple

 

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