Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province

Thai Vi temple is located in a big valley of Van Lam hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune. The Van Lam villagers had built Thai Vi temple to remember the Kings of Tran Dynasty for the establishment of Vu Lam Royal step-over in 1258 after the kings passed away.

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province

Thai Vi Temple was built by King Tran Thai Tong in 1258 after his victory of the invading Chinese forces (Photo: VNA)

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province


Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province


The temple has gained popularity due to its cultural value but also because of the stone carving art of Ninh Binh’s sculptors (Photo: VNA)

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province



Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province

The main parts of the temple are built from stone, as well as the altar and worshiping items (Photo: VNA)

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province


Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province
Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province


Outside the temple, there are Ngu Mon (Five arches) that are made of stone pillars. In front of the temple, there is an ancient well called Ngoc Well made of green stone with clear and full water all year round (Photo: VNA)

 
Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province
Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province



The temple was built in “Noi Cong Ngoai Quoc” (Internal attack with outside support) style. There are 3 houses of Bai Duong, Trung Duong and Chinh Tam (Main Bedroom), all of them are made of ironwood and monolithic blue stone pillars that are skilfully and artistically carved (Photo: VNA)

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province


The temple was built in “Noi Cong Ngoai Quoc” (Internal attack with outside support) style. There are 3 houses of Bai Duong, Trung Duong and Chinh Tam (Main Bedroom), all of them are made of ironwood and monolithic blue stone pillars that are skilfully and artistically carved (Photo: VNA)

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province
Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province


The temple has many ancient works that have cultural and historical value, such as the temple arch, stone horse, bell-tower and especially a row of monolithic stone pillars in the temple (Photo: VNA)

Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province
Thai Vi Temple – peaceful place in Ninh Binh province

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