It is said that Vietnam is the land of the temples. Indeed, there are many Vietnamese pagodas, but each temple has a human form. The pagoda is covered at the back by the mountain, the pagoda is facing the sea, the pagoda is quiet next to the rivers, etc. Vietnam is the country where the pagodas are also beautiful, also transformed into the soul of the country. Spend your day and put aside the daily bothers to worship the best temples in Vietnam.
Bai Dinh Pagoda (Ninh Binh Vietnam)
Not only is the land of talents and poetic natural scenery, Hoa Lu ancient capital is also the location of Bai Dinh pagoda – the most recorded temple of Vietnam. With an area of nearly 600ha, Bai Dinh Pagoda is an architectural complex consisting of many works such as the area of the main hall, the Maitreya Buddha statue, the corridor with Arhat statues, the Dam Thi lake, the Buddhist park and the monumental statues and paintings located in the temple compound. This magnificent, dignified architectural complex will truly bring peace and serenity to your soul.
Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda visitors of Halong Bay on land tour should visit the ancient temple Bai Dinh which is 800m from south of the Tam The mansion. It is a less known tourist site, located near the top of a rather quiet forest. All altars of the pagoda are placed in the heart of the cave with paintings that increase the sacred and mystical atmosphere here. And Bai Dinh is not only a place for people who book Ninh Binh group tour to express religious piety but also a beautiful landscape. In the past, King Le Thanh Tong gave the four words “Excellent landscape” to praise the beauty of this place.
Keo Pagoda (Thai Binh)
Being a 400-year-old pagoda, with its historical time, Keo pagoda is still a favorite steady destination among Thai Binh, with ancient and tranquil beauty. Keo Pagoda is known as the ancient temple with beautiful architecture, most unique in the country. All of the works are made of ironwood and is carved by skilled craftsmen.
The uniqueness not only comes from hundreds of houses built with varying sizes but also a large bell tower with the highest aesthetic value, considered as a jewel of Vietnamese architecture.
Many years recently, Keo Pagoda has attracted numerous visitors in festivals of two seasons (spring and autumn). The visitors will be immersed in folk competitions with bold colors of Red River Delta residents such as running, cooking contest, catching duck under the lake, fighting cock and so on. It can be said that participating in colorful, ancient and funny Keo Pagoda Festival is an opportunity that no visitors cannot ignore.
Linh Ung Pagoda (Danang)
Located at the height of 693 m above sea level, Linh Ung Pagoda is located on a hill of Son Tra peninsula, with the shape of a turtle facing the sea and leaning back into the primitive forest with many many kinds of birds and animals.
The pagoda is surrounded by a blue sky, smooth white sand running the arc under the road at the foot of the mountain glistening under the calm sunlight of the peninsula.
The most prominent architecture of Linh Ung Pagoda is the statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva – the biggest statue in Vietnam (67m). In the heart of the statue, there are 17 floors and 21 statues of Buddha of different postures. At night, this statue is illuminated prominently that almost from any location in Da Nang you can see it. Linh Ung Pagoda is like a quiet area in the heart of the young and vibrant city.
Thien Mu Pagoda (Hue)
Situated on the banks of the romantic Perfume River of the Central, Thien Mu Pagoda with ancient architecture has contributed to the charming and poetic painting of this natural place. In 2014, Thien Mu Pagoda was recognized as the most beautiful temples in Asia by Lonely Planet. The temple has many symbolic architectures of Buddhism such as Phuoc Duyen Temple, Huong Nguyen Temple, Quan Dinh Temple, Quan Am Temple.
Thien Mu Pagoda is not merely a place of spirituality but also a place of sightseeing, which was recognized by royal kings as the beautiful landscape of Hue. Standing on the fence side of the pagoda, looking upstream, Huong River looks majestic but still romantic. The water is split by Hon Chen and then flowed in front of the temple.
The bell of the pagoda is the soul of Hue, echoing through the flow of the Huong River, flowing in front of the Citadel down to the sea gate, leaving a special feeling in the heart of visitors coming to Hue.
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