Dinh Bang Community House - Bac Ninh
Dinh Bang Community House - Bac Ninh

Dinh Bang Community House - Bac Ninh

Like any village in Vietnam, there's always a community house built in the center of the village. The Community House was the center of the village's life: all policies and all affairs of each village were done at the Community House. The Community House was the connection of every one in the village and this was the core of the Vietnamese culture.
 
The community house of Dinh Bang was known from the 12th century but was destroyed in the vicissitude of history. The current Dinh Bang Community house was built in 1736 and is said to be one of the only 2 community houses in Vietnam surviving the French destruction. The other one is in Hai Phong, called Hang Kenh Community House.
 
Visiting Dinh Bang Community House, you'll follow the former Tieu Tuong River from the Do Temple for 500m. The old architecture faces the east and retains much the of the original elegantly-carved dragons and motifs.

 

 

Dinh Bang Community House - Bac Ninh
To the front of Dinh Bang Community House is the Epitaph behind which is the village pond, formerly a part of the Tieu Tuong River
 
 
 
 
Dinh Bang Community House
All supporting structures and the floor of Dinh Bang Community House are made of iron wood
 
 
 
 
 
Dinh Bang Community House
To a side of Dinh Bang Community House is a banyan tree
 
 
 
 
 
Dinh Bang Community House
The community house is where villagers talk about public affairs
 
 
 
 Curved roof of Dinh Bang Community House
Curved roof of Dinh Bang Community House has been retained from the ancient times
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gilted Pillar of Dinh Bang Community House
Gilted Pillar of Dinh Bang Community House
 
 
 
 
 
Inside of Dinh Bang Community House
Inside of Dinh Bang Community House, there's area for ceremonies and meetings
 
 
 
 
 
Inside of Dinh Bang Community House
It's spacious inside of Dinh Bang Community House where important meetings among villagers take place