Phu Tay Ho: one of the most sacred places of the Hanoian

09:01:00 07/01/2019

 

The colorful sacrifices in Phu Tay Ho

 

Phu Tay Ho: one of the most sacred places of the Hanoian

 

 

  1. What is Phu Tay Ho?
  2. The ancient story of Phu Tay Ho
  3. The architecture of Phu Tay Ho
  4. The opening and the feast days
  5. The address

 

 

What is Phu Tay Ho?

 

Phu Tay Ho is a special name, Tay Ho is the same name with the lake: West Lake, the meaning of "Phu" is the same with the temple. However "Phu" in Vietnamese has a little different that this place refers to the worship of Mother Goddesses (a main religion in Vietnam - Dao Mau)

It's about 7 km from the center of Hanoi (Hoan Kiem lake), Phu Tay Ho is located in the Quang An ward, Tay Ho district. In the mind of Vietnam religion, Phu Tay Ho: one of the most sacred places of the Hanoian. On the feast days, Phu Tay Ho is full of the local people who visit with their incense, offering to pray for luck and peace.

 

Phu Tay Ho: one of the most sacred places of the Hanoian

Phu Tay Ho: one of the most sacred places of the Hanoian

 

The ancient story of Phu Tay Ho

 

Stand on the big peninsula of Nghi Tam village, in the shore of Hanoi West Lake, Phu Tay Ho is the place to worship Princess Lieu Hanh who is one of the four immortals of Thanism (Son Tinh, Thanh Giong, Chu Dong Tu, Lieu Hanh), and also a leading figure in the mother goddes cult Dao Mau. It is said that she was the princess Quynh Hoa - a daughter of the Jade Emperor. Cause of broke the glass of her father, she was banished to the lower realm. After the journey to cover all parts of the world, she was immersed the beauty and romantic lyricism of Tay Ho Island. She decided to stop and settle in the middle of this beautiful land. During the time living here, she settle down and protect the local people from the dangers threatening and the evil.

 

A view to the Hanoi West Lake and its other side

A view to the Hanoi West Lake and its other side

 

There is an ancient story about the Princess Lieu Hanh with Phung Khac Khoan who was a famous scholar in the 16th century of Hanoi (known as Trang Bung). During a walk on the side of the lake, Phung Khac Khoan visited a small house of the Princess Lieu Hanh, they talked, discussion via poetry (Some of the poetry is on the Phu Tay Ho like wooden distich). When he attempted to compliment the princess, she was disappeared. And to remember the princess Lieu Hanh, Phung Khac Khoan and the local people set up this Phu Tay Ho

 

The architecture of Phu Tay Ho

 

From the outside, visitors will be impressed with the massive, magnificent of the three-door gate, exquisitely carved with three entrances. There are some houses where are the Pantheon of Three Palaces, Four Palaces. This form is popular in the Northern of Vietnam.

 

The first honor area in this site

 

A statue is next to the main wooden door

A statue is next to the main wooden door

 

The four palaces include:

  • Palace of Heaven ruled by Mau Thuong Thien (Mother Goddess of Heaven)
  • Palace of Highlands ruled by Mau Thuong Ngan (Mother Goddess of Highlands), also known as Lam Cung Thanh Mau
  • Palace of Water ruled by Mau Thoai (Mother Goddess of Water), also known as Thuy Cung Thanh Mau
  • Palace of Earth ruled by Mau Dia Phu, also known as Luc Cung Thanh Mau

 

The main altar area of four palaces

The main altar area of four palaces

 

 

The altar of Mother Goddesses

 

In addition, there is an ancient sycamore tree in the yard, which has been recognized as a "Vietnamese heritage tree", and on the other side of Phu there is also the Golden Taurus Temple of legend

 

The ancient sycamore tree in the yard - Vietnamese heritage tree

The hundred years old sycamore tree

 

The opening and the feast days of Phu Tay Ho

 

Phu Tay Ho is open from the 5:00 AM to the 19:00 PM. In the 1st and 15th day of the lunar month or the first days of the Lunar New Year, a lot of people visit to pray for their luck and peace. Especially, on the August 13rd and March 3rd of the lunar calendar, the holiday of Princess Lieu Hanh, Phu Tay Ho is always full of the people

 

The prayers bring some offerings which include of fruits, cigarettes, flowers

The prayers bring some offerings which include of fruits, cigarettes, flowers

 

The address of Phu Tay Ho

 

Xom Chua road, Quang An ward, Tay Ho district, Hanoi city

 

 

In Google Map, Phu Tay Ho has another name is: Lakeside temple to Princess Lieu Hanh

 

In Hanoi West Lake area, Tran Quoc Temple and Phu Tay Ho are the most destinations of the visitors form domestic and international. Let's go to see and discover more about it.

 

 

 

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