Tho Thap Temple restoration and embellishment project kicked off

The Hanoitimes - The renovation and restoration of Tho Thap relic aim to meet the aspiration and religious need of the locals.

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Ground was broken for the restoration of Tho Thap Temple in Dich Vong ward, Cau Giay district on December 20.

Delegates performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Tho Thap Temple restoration and embellishment project.

Tho Thap Temple was built on an ancient site called “Ke Vong”, the place associated with thousands of years of building the nation and defending it against invaders. The famous temple dates back to the late Le Dynasty (1428-1789) and worships two gods who were the Great Lord Chu Ly and the Great Lord Trieu Chi Thanh.

Playing an important role in the spiritual life of the locals, Tho Thap Temple preserves fine cultural heritages of the nation as well as being a Vietnamese revolution relic. In 2008, Tho Thap Temple was recognized as a local historical relic by the Hanoi People’s Committee.

Along with wearing out with time, a fire occurred on December 8, 2018 heavily damaged the temple’s architecture and its artifacts. The wooden structures were scorched, most of the artifacts were burned or damaged. Currently, the worship items at the relic are stored elsewhere. The renovation and restoration of Tho Thap relic aim to meet the aspiration and religious need of the locals.

The Tho Thap Temple restoration and embellishment’s master plan.

In response to that expectation, the Party Committee and People’s Committee of Dich Vong requested the People’s Committee of Cau Giay district to execute the project of renovating and embellishing Tho Thap temple relics in the period of 2019-21. On October 19, 2020, Cau Giay District People’s Committee approved Tho Thap relic restoration’s construction plan and estimated cost.

Tho Thap relic restoration and embellishment project includes items such as: overall embellishment; the restoration of Great Hall architecture and its  furniture, among others. The project has a budgeted cost of VND28 billion (USD$1.2 millions).