Trinh Minh, from the government of Loi Duong, Thieu Thien, Thanh Hoa, was a famous Vietnamese general in the 10th century. Trinh Minh was the son of Trinh Dat and Dang Thi Huy. When he was a child, he studied under Mr. Hoang and understood both literature and martial arts. In 960, when his parents died, Trinh Minh left his hometown to start a business. He came to Ha Chau land, gathered people to reclaim wasteland to grow rice and crops. He named the village Chua Khu. Everyone considers him the ancestor of the village. During the chaos of 12 warlords, he recruited young men from around the region to join the army for Dinh Bo Linh, becoming a general of the Dinh dynasty. Because of his talent, Dinh Bo Linh sent him to be a conspirator cum Dang velvet. When he ascended the throne in Hoa Lu near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, Dinh Tien Hoang gave him the title of “Minh Tu Khanh”.
The country was peaceful, capital set up in Hoa Lu near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, he asked the king to return to Chua Khu to teach and continue his career here. On March 10, the year of the Tiger (ie 1014), Trinh Minh fell ill and died while visiting his old hometown in Trung Lap village, at the age of 74. Due to his merits, along with the establishment of the village of Chua Khu, Ly Thai To bestowed a decree on the villagers to set up a temple to worship him and confer the title “Phuc Nhat Trung god”. Ngoc Chuc people in general and Trinh family in particular built temples to commemorate him. Trinh Minh temple is now restored, located on an altitude of about 20m on the side of Phuong mountain, Ngoc Xuet village, Ha Chau commune, Ha Trung district. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ranked Trinh Minh Temple in Ha Chau commune, Ha Trung district, Thanh Hoa province as a national monument according to Decision No. 4013/QD-BVHTTDL.