Voi Phuc Temple is located inside the precinct of Thu Le Zoological Garden in Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District. The 11th century temple is dedicated to the son of King Ly Thanh Tong, Royal Highness Linh Lang who was known as the western guardian god of the Thang Long Citadel. Therefore, it is also known as Linh Lang Temple.
Despite being heavily damaged and later restorations, Voi Phuc temple retains its ancient and beautiful architecture. In front of the temple are two kneeling elephants, hence the name Voi Phuc is called by the residents. Besides two elephants kneel, there are objects in the temple such as two bronze statues, a sacred stone with indentations, parallel sentences that praise the merits of the Thang Long Citadel’s Western Guardian God.
Every year, to commemorate the merits of Linh Lang God, Voi Phuc Temple Festival is held on the 9th to the 11th day of the second lunar month. This is a Grand procession festival with flags, fans, gongs, drums, parasols, bat am (cantanets) musical band and senh tien group dancing.
Address: 261 Thuy Khue street, Thuy Khue Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Entrance fee: Free