Tag Archives: pagoda

Tu Van, unique shell pagoda

On this blog, I have written about so many pagodas in Vietnam but this one is very different. Let’s see. Situated right at the heart of Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa, Oc (Shell) or Tu Van pagoda is a favorite stopover of many visitors. What makes Oc pagoda well-known to tourists is Bao Tich tower and 18 hell levels built …

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Dinh tien Hoang’s temple

Temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang is located in Gia Phuong commune, 16 km from Ninh Binh city to the Northwest. It was constructed on an area of about 2,500 m2 of Van Bong village. The temple was built in the shape of a Chinese character including 3 parts facing west. The first one is the worshiping place comprising 5 …

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Ngoc Son temple

Location: on Ngoc Son island of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi city Characteristics: despite a new architecture work, Ngoc Son Temple is a typical example about architectural space. Ngoc Son Island used to be known as Tuong Nhi (mean Elephant’s ear). The King Ly Thai To moved capital to Thang Long and named the island Ngoc Tuong and then it was …

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Truc Lam Bach Ma monastery

Truc Lam Bach Ma monastery is about 30 km from the South-west of Hue city, belonging the system of Bach Ma Mountain. The mountain is covered by clouds throughout the year, thereby the climate is always cool and fresh. Every day, there are hundreds of arrivals flocking to the monastery to take a sightseeing and offer incense. Not only an ideal …

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Yen Tu Mountain, Buddhism capital of Vietnam

Religion is one of the ways to explore culture of a country. In Vietnam, Buddhism is the largest religion and Yen Tu Mountain is the best place that you should come to learn about Vietnamese religious culture. Yen Tu historical site comprises a system of pagodas, towers, shrines and old trees scattered from Do ramp to Yen Tu Mountain in gradual …

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Trang An eco-tourism site

Trang An eco-tourism site is located in the vicinity of six communes, namely Truong Yen, Ninh Xuan, Ninh Hai, Ninh Hoa, Ninh Nhat (Hoa Lu District), Gia Sinh (Gia Vien District), and Ninh Khanh and Tan Thanh wards of Ninh Binh City, Ninh Binh Province, more than 90 km from Hanoi to the South. With tourism potentials in terms of …

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Bai Dinh pagoda

Bai Dinh pagoda is a big pagoda complex that has been granted with many records by Asia and Vietnam Record Book such as the largest pagoda of Vietnam, the biggest gold – plated copper of Asia and the longest lobby in Asia… Bai Dinh pagoda used to host the ceremony to welcome the relics of the Buddha from India to …

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One Pillar Pagoda, the most unique architecture

With great values of history, humanity and Buddhism thought, One Pillar pagoda was officially recognized as “The Pagoda with the Most Unique Architecture in Asia” by the Asia Record Organization, becoming a must-see destination in the itinerary of any tourists to Hanoi. Related: Explore Hanoi: City’s Cultural Sites One Pillar pagoda is not spectacular but distinctive and unique in terms of …

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Gold-gilded temple in Binh Duong

Gold-gilded temple of Dai Nam tourist destination in Binh Duong opens for free sightseeing. Visitors are not required to pay VND 100,000 ($5) for the entrance ticket. Since 12 June, many fences were set up to separate gold-gilded temple from Dai Nam tourist destination with aim to permanently open for visitors to freely admire and burn incense. The temple was …

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