Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Located in the central province of Thanh Hoa, Lam Kinh Citadel, a special national relic, quietly reflects on its existence of almost six centuries.

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Located in Thanh Hoa province, Lam Kinh is a citadel built by Le Loi, founder of the Later Le Dynasty, who reigned from 1428 to 1433

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

A small old bridge on the river, called Tien Loan Kieu or the White Bridge, is on the road that leads to the sanctum

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Fifty meters away from the bridge is a big ancient well that used to be a lotus swamp, which provided water for the whole citadel in the past

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

The entrance to the main sanctum is a three-way, roofed gate with four big pillars

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

In 1962, Lam Kinh was recognised as a national relic

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

In 2012, it was named a Special National Site of Vietnam for its exceptional natural, historical and cultural value

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Physical model of Lam Kinh relic site in its internal exhibition house

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Hundreds-of-year-old stone elephants guarding King Le Thai To’s tomb

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Lam Kinh relic site is home to many ancient stone steles

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

The exhibition house of Lam Kinh relic site

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Bridge foundation used for building the White Bridge is displayed in the exhibition house

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Earthenware handle of a scimitar dating back to 15th - 16th century

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Sets of tea pots and cups dating back to the Le dynasty during 15th - 16th century

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

Lam Kinh citadel in Thanh Hoa province

 

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