Tran Temple, Nam Dinh
Tran Temple, Nam Dinh

Tran Temple - Nam Dinh

 The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province is 4km from Nam Dinh City, 90km south of Hanoi. The site of the  Tran Temple now had been the site of Trung Quang Palace and a temple dedicated to the Tran Royal Family. The original complex of the Tran Temple was destroyed in the 15th century by the Ming Troops. The Tran Temple now  was built in late 17th century including three temples: Thien Truong Temple, Co Trach Temple and Trung Hoa Temple.

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Gate to the Tran Temple

Thien Truong Temple is composed of four compartments: Tien Duong for worshiping ceremonies; Trung Duong dedicated to the 14 kings of the Tran Dynasty, Chinh Tam dedicated to the four forefathers of the Tran Family, Thieu Huong (Kinh Dan) dedicated to the mandarins under the Tran Dynasty. Wives of the Tran Kings are worshiped in the buildings on the two sides of the main one.

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
The front yard of the Thien Truong Temple, Tran Temple

Co Trach Temple (meaning the old house) was believed the site of General Tran Hung Dao's home. Co Trach includes 4 compartments: Tien Duong dedicated to the three generals of Tran Hung Dao (Pham Ngo, Pham Ngu Lao, Nguyen Che Nghia); Trung Duong dedicated to Tran Hung Dao and his four sons; Chinh Tam dedicated to Tran Hung Dao's parents and his family; Thieu Huong (Kinh Dan) home to a statue of Tran Hung Dao and 9 Buddhist statues. The side buildings are home to altars dedicated to the generals under Tran Hung Dao's command.

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Thien Truong Temple

Trung Hoa Temple was built on the same site of the Trung Hoa Palace earlier. At the palace the Tran Kings would return to his home village (from Thang Long – Hanoi now) to seek advice from the King's Fathers.

The Tran Temple is a sacred temple which attracts lots of Vietnamese pilgrims, especially during the festivals' time (13th -15th  of the 1st lunar month).

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
The Co Trach (Former House) Temple, Tran Temple

Paradissa hosts a number of volunteer trips, adventure tours and relaxing holidays that include a visit to the Tran Temple as well as other tourist attractions in Nam Dinh Province.

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Thien Truong Temple

 

 

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Inside the Thien Truong Temple

 

 

The Tran Temple in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam
Trung Hoa Temple