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Thai Binh: architectural traces of Tran dynasty discovered
  • | VOV | December 21, 2015 08:18 PM
The latest findings in a relic site in the northern province of Thai Binh believed to be the Lo Giang Palace built during the Tran dynasty in the 13th century was announced on December 20. The findings were made during the second excavation of the relic site at Thai Lang temple in Hong Minh commune, Hung Ha district from mid-November this year.

A number of architectural vestiges, including pillar foundations, brick yards, dragon-headed statues, tiles, and potteries were found. Architectural materials of the Le Trung Hung (16th -18th century) and Nguyen (19th -20th century) dynasties were also unearthed. 

The found relics, together with historical documents, further strengthened the theory that the site was where Lo Giang Palace, as called under the reign of King Tran Nhan Tong, or Kien Xuong Palace under King Tran Hien Tong, once stood.  

They also proved for the first time that this was a complex which included at least three buildings. 

The discovery is expected to help serve the research of and the establishment of scientific documents on relic sites under the Tran dynasty. 

Lo Giang was said to be one of the biggest palaces of the Tran dynasty. It was located at an important position connecting Thai Binh’s Long Hung district, Nam Dinh province’s Thien Truong district and Hanoi’s Thang Long.

However, it was destroyed long ago and its exact location as well as its architecture and scale remain a mystery.

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