Restoration work began at the Voi Phuc temple, the western guardian gate of ancient Thang Long capital, in Hanoi’s inlying district of Tay Ho on March 30.

The 17.3 billion VND restoration project is expected to be completed within 240 days.

The temple, built in 1065 in Thuy Chuong ward (now Thuy Khue ward), commemorates Linh Lang who made great contributions to the glorious victory over the northern invaders.

The temple now preserves two ancient stone dragon statues and many historical and cultural treasures as well as nine ancient mango (Mangifera foetida Lour) trees that are about 700 years old and have been recognised as part of Vietnam’s national heritages./.