Keo Pagoda (Chua Keo). Among the namesake pagodas of North Vietnam (Chua Keo), the most famous one is that of Thai Binh (Vu Nghia vilage, Vu Tien district) whose official name is Than Quang tu (Sacred Light). Because of floods from the Red River, the primitive pagoda in Ngoc Cuc village (Nam Dinh) was transferred to Hanh Thien village (Keo pagoda) of Nam Dinh, while some of Ngoc Cuc’s villagers emigrated to Thai Binh to build in Thai Binh the Keo pagoda.
This pagoda occupies a ground of 20 mau (1 mau: 365 m2). People also worshipped here the monk Khong Lo of the Ly dynasty. Architectural composition: the interior in the shape of letter H inverted (I), the outside in square form. A remarkable bell tower (three bronze bells of the Le era hung by wood mortise and tenon system of very ingenious work supporting 12 roofing).