Đông Kinh (Thăng Long - Đông Đô) and Lam Kinh
(Lam Sơn) are two important places associated with
the Lam Sơn uprising and the establishment of the Lê
sơ dynasty in the history of Việt Nam.
Lam Sơn - Lam Kinh, the hometown of hero Lê Lợi, is where the Lam Sơn uprising was sparked off. This is the gathering place of heroes who participated in the uprising led by Lê Lợi (1418). Đông Đô - Đông Kinh (Đông Quan) was where the key battles of Lam Sơn army took place. The fact that the Ming army was besieged forced Vương Thông (the Ming General) to ask for peace and to withdraw his soldiers to their country (1427). Lam Sơn uprising ended in a victory.
Following the victory of Lam Sơn uprising and the Lý and Trần dynasties, king Lê Thái Tổ chose Thăng Long - Đông Đô to be the capital of Đại Việt (1428) and in 1430 he renamed it Đông Kinh.
Lam Sơn was renamed Lam Kinh where architectural works and tombs were built for the burial and worship of Emperors and Empress Dowagers of the Early Lê dynasty. The first kings of the Early Lê dynasty ordered the construction of many palaces here. Twice a year, the King and the Royal Families would come here as a way of expressing their respects to their ancestors.
To celebrate the 595th anniversary of the victory of the Lam Sơn uprising, the Thăng Long - Hà Nội Heritage Conservation Center and the Management Board of Lam Kinh Historical Relic jointly organize the exhibition “Đông Kinh - Lam Kinh under the Lê dynasty” which aims to give a general introduction about the role and relationship between the capital Đông Kinh (Thăng Long - Đông Đô) and Lam Kinh (Lam Sơn) under the Lê dynasty.