The view of that little construction site on the edge of Thanh Nien has transformed into a charming, freshly decorated temple devoted to a peculiar myth involving the great emperor Ly Cong Uan, later known as Ly Thai To.
Originally called Cau Nhi, the temple was dedicated to the worship of a mystical puppy, who when born, bore a prophecy written into its fur that someone was soon to become king.
As Ly Thai To became emperor around that time, and was born in the Year of the Dog, the prophecy became attached to him.
The new temple is in an idyllic location, sitting on a small island in Truc Bach Lake, accessible by a brand new 18-metre-long bridge connecting it with Thanh Nien. The temple opens quite randomly at the moment, with full public access expected to come soon.
Located on Truc Bach Lake Island, accessible from Thanh Nien, Ba Dinh, Hanoi