Dinh Bang village

Dinh Bang village is best known as the birthplace of Ly Cong Uan – the Great King who first chose Hanoi as the capital in 1010. Dinh Bang village nowadays still retains much of a country side feel, with relics from Ly Dynasty.

The communal house of the village occupies a central position both physically and spiritually in villagers’ mind. Its architecture reflects the typical model of Northern Vietnam pagodas, with Lim wood being used as the main material and no color added.

The communal house honours God of Land, God of Water and God of Farm. It is a place where village residents come to show their respect to these Gods, as well as praying for a new fruitful crop.

Two major ceremonies are held every year in the communal house of Dinh Bang: the traditional festival on February 12th (Lunar Calendar); and the festival in commemoration of the establishment of the Ly Dynasty on March 15th (Lunar Calendar).

Worship place of God of Land in the temple’s yard


The Temple honours the Gods of Land, Water and Farm. It is a place where village residents 
come to show their respect to these Gods, as well as praying for a new fruitful crop

It is located on high ground and faces the South. It was surrounded by 17 lakes

Compiled by BTA