Legend has it that Quan Thanh Temple was established during the reign...read more
Legend has it that Quan Thanh Temple was established during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Tran Vu, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle (see section on Animal Symbolism below). Quan Thanh Temple (Den Quan Thanh) is located at the crossroads of Thanh Nien Street and QuanThanh Street, near West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi. Built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) and renovated many times, the temple is also called Tran Vu temple, since it is dedicated to Huyen Thien Tran Vu (Guardian of the North of the Country). QuanThanh temple is an important historical and cultural place in Hanoi.