Location: Dinh Temple is located in Truong
Yen Ha Commune and Le Temple is located in Truong Yen Thuong Communce, Hoa Lu
District, Ninh Binh Province.
Characteristics: Dinh Temple worships King Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Temple
worships King Le Dai Hanh. These temples were built in 17th century.
Dinh Temple was built in the shape of a Chinese character. Through the first
entrance called Ngo Mon, there is a stone royal bed with Nghe (imaginary animals
of the old times) standing on both sides. Inside the temple is Khai Thanh in
worship of Emperor Dinh's parents.
The temple consists of three parts: Bai Duong for the community, Thien Huong in
honour of mandarins, and Chinh Cung where Dinh Tien Hoang’s statue is located.
On his left is the statue of his eldest son Dinh Lien, and on his right are
those of Dinh Hang Lang and Dinh Toan. On each side of the altar, there is one
stone dragon similar to the ones placed near the royal bed. Le Temple is almost
the same as Dinh Temple in term of architectural design, except for some
details. Le Temple also consists of three parts: Bai Duong used for the
community, Thien Huong, in memory of the royal mandarins of King Le, and
finally, the altar in memory of the King. The Le Hoan Statue is at the centre,
on the left is the statue of Queen Duong Van Nga and on his right is that of Le
Ngoa Trieu, his fifth son and the third King of the Pre Le Dynasty