Voi Phuc Temple (Kneeling Elephants Temple) is originally Thang lOng Citedel’s western Gardian God Temple. The temple is one of the popular scenic places in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi with its large campus and lush green trees. In front of the temple are two kneeling elephants. Maybe because of this reason, the residents of Thu Le Zoo call this temple “Voi Phuc” (Kneeling elephants). The Temple is dedicated to Royal Highness Linh Lang, the son of King Ly Thanh Tong who was the western guardian god of the Thang Long Citadel. Accoridng to the legend, The King gave him two elephants and an army. When the elephants arrived Linh Lang ordered them to kneel so the troops could mount them. The elephants obeyed his order and took him and other military officials to the battlefield to defeat the invaders. Every year people hold the festival on February 9-11 of the lunar calendar to commemorate the merits of Ling Lang. Despite many challenges and restorations, Voi Phuc Temple retains its ancient and beautiful architecture. It has becomes an indispensable part of Hanoi. All visitors are highly recommended include this place into their Vietnam Tour Packages.
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Voi Phuc Temple
Opening hours: 8:00 – 20:00