Tay Ho temple is located at a peninsula of Nghi Tam village, 4km west of centre Hanoi. The temple worships Ms. Princess Lieu Hanh, one of the immortality quartet of Vietnam (Son Tinh, Thanh Giong, Chu Dong Tu, Lieu Hanh). Legend has it that she is Quynh Hoa – second daughter of the Jade Emperor, banished to earth for the crime of breaking glass jewel. Down to earth, she traveled, exploring all parts. Across the island of West Lake, she discovered this holy land. She decided to open up shop and lived here. She helped people to settle, eradicate evil, and punish bribery.
Tay Ho Temple relics are abundant in volume and a value of history, culture and art of the nineteenth century, as well as the twentieth such as the 300 round statues, diaphragm, sentences … Best features is the writing “Thien Tien Trac Giang” (descending fairy) and horizontal picture in the same subject: “Mau Nghi Thien Ha” (as the mother of the whole world).
On the occasion of the spring festival, visitors flock to this usually very crowded place, along with the blessing ceremony, they also enjoy the scenic West Lake. This is to remember Princess Lieu Hanh. Considered sacred, people come to worship and pray, for fortune, especially on 3rd March and August 13th lunar calendar. Phu Tay Ho is definitely one of the most destination to go in your Vietnam tour packages.
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Tay Ho Temple
Address: No 71, Alley 50, Dang Thai Mai street, Tay Ho, Hanoi