in additionThai Vi Temple Ninh Binh is in Van Lam village, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district. It is home to worship first Kings of the Tran Dynasty, namely King Tran Thai Tong, King Tran Thanh Tong, King Tran Nhan Tong, King Tran Anh Tong along with Generals such as Tran Hung Dao, Tran Quang Khai and Queen Thuan Thien. Thai Vi Temple Ninh Binh is inside Tam Coc, Bich Dong tourist complex. In addition, tourists will have a chance to recall memories of a glorious reign in the nation’s history – Tran Dynasty, admire special features of folklore and unique art in the style of temple architecture.
Thai Vi Temple Ninh Binh overview
Along with the historical values, Thai Vi Temple retains unique architectural style unlike other temples in Ninh Binh. Also, they built this temple under the strong influence of the pagoda and temple architecture. The steeple was in ironwood. Moreover, the entire main architecture of the temple is stone. It is unique features which make the temple magnificent and solid posture becoming one of impressive tourist attractions in Ninh Binh alluring the great number of tourists.
Design of Thai Vi Temple Ninh Binh
The steeple is designed two-storey with eight parallel roofs. Opposite with the bell tower is the stele tower and 3 steles in both sides. The content of steles recorded the years of restoring and repairing Thai Vi Temple along with those who contributed to build the temple. The main roads and Dragon courtyard are greenstones. In addition, the Dragon courtyard is about 40 square meters wide with 2 blocks of Vong houses in both sides. Stepping from the courtyard under stone sidesteps with the height of 1.2 meters is massive Ngu Dai Mon (5 Great Entrance) with 6 rows of parallel round stone pillars carved the motifs of dragons overlooking the chancel. Discovering the unique architectural features of Thai Vi Temple will certainly be one of the most things to do in Ninh Binh.
The rafts on the patios are stone carve 2 dragons flanking the moon. The compartment is also home to a stone altar with 2 couples of wooden Cranes in both sides. After these 3 compartments are 5 main compartments with 8 round-shape stone pillars sophisticatedly carve. The most prominent in Thai Vi Temple is that all columns are monolithic green stones elaborately. Sculpting features and unique architecture have brought Thai Vi Temple to become one of the most impressive Ninh Binh attractions.
In addition, you can combine with Halong bay tours from Hai Phong for this trip also.