Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The Temple of Le Hoan – a king of
Vietnam in the 10th century – in Xuan Lap commune of Tho Xuan district, the
central province of Thanh Hoa, has been honoured as a special national relic
site for its special artistic architecture.
The special national relic certificate was
presented at a ceremony on April 12.
The relic site has the traditional architectural
style of Vietnamese temples, featuring wooden structures with sophisticated
carvings. It is also preserving many antiques like stone steles, royal decrees,
couplets, altars, and statues dating back to different dynasties in the
The temple was recognised as a national relic
site in 1990.
Le Hoan, posthumous name Dai Hanh Hoang De
(Emperor Dai Hanh), was born in 941 in Trung Lap village in the area which is
now Xuan Lap commune.
He founded the Early Le Dynasty and continued
the unfinished national construction process of King Dinh Bo Linh, also known
by his posthumous name Dinh Tien Hoang, so as to build a strong Dai Co Viet –
the first centralised feudal state of Vietnam – in the 10th century.
During the 24 years under Le Hoan’s reign, the
country was in peace while people enjoyed a happy life thanks to unprecedented
To pay tribute to Le Hoan, local residents built
a temple in his hometown in Trung Lap village of Xuan Lap commune.-VNA