Statue of King Le Thai To
Statue of King Le Thai To
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited this area on a day the streets were closed, for a festival, a perfect time as the traffic can be crazy, Located in a beautiful, parks stands this bronze statue dedicated to a great leader who was the founder of the Ly dynasty, the emperor ruled in the early 11th century.
Written 29 November 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States7,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
This was one of the quieter sights along Hoan Kiem Lake, however, one that helped provide some context behind the Sword Lake legend.

The Nam Huong Cultural House was located in the back and was more intro me. The ground floor was locked but peeking inside one can see some ornate items on display from the Le dynasty. Unfortunately no one could go in. The stairs were a bit smooth so getting to the second floor was a bit slippery. An altar dominated the entire floor and was monitored by a lone attendant.
Written 9 July 2022
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David
Lille, France1,811 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Solo
Located on the other side of the lake from the apparently more 'popular' Den Ngoc Son Temple, this place is also quite interesting to visit. Although located in the middle of the busy city, I found it strangely quiet and contemplative. Must have been the surroundings.

The gardens are well maintained - clearly with care and devotion.
Written 11 April 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
My husband and I unexpectedly discovered this lovely monument while exploring the Old Quarter. Erected in recognition of Emperor Le Thai To, one of the most famous national heros who lived from 1385-1433, it sits in a shaded area across from Hoan Kiem Lake. The Emperor led the resistance against the occupying Ming army, liberating the country in the 15th century. Legend dictates that the Emperor (also known as Le Loi) was visiting with a friend who "caught" a gold bar while fishing in Hoan Kiem Lake with the words: "Thuan Thien" inscribed meaning: "harmonious with heaven". The Emperor returned home and crafted the gold bar into a sword, later using it in battle against the Ming forces. When the Emperor went boating on Hoan Kiem Lake at a later date, a large golden turtle surfaced, asking the Emperor to return the sword to the Dragon King, to which Emperor Le Loi responded graciously. This is how the lake procured its name which translated means: "The Lake of the Returned Sword". This tradition is reenacted during the water puppet show performances and an important part of the Hanoi folklore.
Written 27 February 2020
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,521 contributions
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Jul 2019 • Friends
Can see this across the lake in Ly Thai To Park lit up at night time.

A nice monument dedicated to a national hero.

There’s also an actual statue of him nearer the other side of the park.
Written 4 July 2019
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,200 contributions
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Nov 2018 • Solo
Monument King Ly Thai To - ( not to be confused with Ly Thai To Statue , which is the other side of the lake ) is a memorial located along Le Thai To Street on the western bank of Ho Hoan Kiem,
In fact, there are 2 monuments in the same place
The King Monument Ly Thai To and Nam Huong communal house which were once separated by a wall. A wall that was destroyed despite the Law on Amending and Supplementing Articles of Cultural Heritage Law "(approved by the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Race XII, 5th Session on June 18, 2009), The Minister of Culture and Information had signed 2 decisions to recognize these 2 relics: Nam Huong communal house classified as Art relics and the Thai memorial monument are historical monuments
The destruction of this wall has been the cause of many problems
According to the Cultural Heritage Law, these two monuments are of national level.

So, if you enter by the lake side, this is the King Monument Ly Thai To .
 The statue of the King was built on Hoan Kiem Lake in 1896, under the reign of King Thanh Thai of Nguyen Dynasty. The former district of Bao Thien is located in the old part of Vuong Phu. After the Imperial City of the Trinh lords was burned by Le Chieu Thong, the area became a village along the river. After that, this area belongs to the area of ​​Kiem Ho village, belonging to General Ta Tuc, then changed to Phuc Lam, Tho Xuong district. Before the statue of King The temple was erected, there was a temple worshiping The Law to become a tutelary god. The monarchs were ordained as Upper College gods.

 Here it's only a small bronze statue of King Ly Thai To ,made by Hoang Cao Khai when he was in charge of building a statue with a posture to throw a magic sword into the lake. However, King. The statue is small in size so it must be placed on a very high pillar. Behind the statue of King The is Nam Huong communal house, the home of the old Tu Thap village worshiping Linh Lang.

The great statue of King Ly Thai To, the largest pure bronze statue in Vietnam, weight of 34 tons height of 10 meters is located in Ly Thai To Garden, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, on the other side of the lake near the city hall. !
Written 21 May 2019
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Andrew E
White Bear Lake, MN688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Happened upon this monument while headed to another site and was delighted with what I found. A beautiful memorial at the back of the site with the smell of incense. King Le Thai To was a national hero from the 14th and 15th centuries who lead successful efforts to hold off multiple foreign invaders. A tranquil spot in a busy area.
Written 10 April 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Located next to Hoan Kiem lake is a small garden home to the monument of this well respected emperor, entry is free, it was nice to sit and enjoy the peacefulness of the place.
Written 7 February 2019
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Avinash Chandra A
Bengaluru, India1,117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We visited on a Sunday evening. The monument itself was closed but we could look at the well illuminated monument and learn its history. Good to visit if in the neighbourhood.
Written 23 December 2018
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sally l
Braintree, UK208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This visit doesn’t take long. It is a beautiful and interesting site to visit. Would recommend. Some good photo opportunities.
Written 6 December 2018
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