Top Famous Pagodas in Vietnam Draw Many Visitors' Attention

Top Famous Pagodas in Vietnam Draw Many Visitors' Attention

19-12-2016 17:16 Posted by: Thao Tran
These are the top famous pagodas in Vietnam that gain many records and draw the attention of many domestic and foreign tourists.

1. One Pillar Pagoda (Hanoi)

One Pillar Pagoda is chosen as one of the symbols of Vietnam’s capital – Hanoi. It’s also known as Lien Hoa Dai or Dien Huu pagoda (long lasting happiness and luck).

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One Pillar Pagoda is chosen as one of the symbols of Vietnam’s capital​ (Khoi Tran Duc)

This temple was built in 1049 to reappear a strange dream of King Ly Thai Tong. It was built in the center of the lake and shaped like a lotus flower blossoming in the lake.

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A closer view of One pillar pagoda (T.Le Thang)

There is also has a version of the One Pillar Pagoda in Thu Duc district of Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, a version of this pagoda was construction at the Complex of Cultural - Commercial and Hotel Center "Hanoi - Moscow" in the capital of Russia - the largest constructions of Vietnam overseas.

2. Huong Pagoda (Hanoi)

Huong Pagoda (Perfume Pagoda) or Huong Son is one of the most famous pagodas in Vietnam and a Vietnamese cultural – religious complex including dozens of Buddhist pagodas, god pagodas and pagodas of worship in agricultural religion.

Huong pagoda is located in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi and along the riverbank of Day river.

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Acient Thien Tru temple of Huong pagoda (phunuonline)

This beautiful pagoda (Vietnam) was built around the end of the 17th century and it was destroyed in the war of resistance against the French colonialists in 1947. After that, it was reconstructed again in 1988. Huong pagoda festival is held annually from January 6th to the end of March of the lunar calendar.

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The visitors will go by small boats to enter the complex of Huong Son pagoda (Nguyen Minh Son)

3. Yen Tu (Quang Ninh)

Yen Tu Mountain is a high mountain range located in the northeast of Vietnam with rich and various system of flora and fauna and it has been recognized as a nature conservation area.

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This is the place where people enjoy spacious beauty of mountain and forest (dulich24)

Yen Tu Mountain is now still preserved a system of cultural and historical relics associated with the birth, formation and development of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen sect.

Yen Tu has become the center of Buddhism since King Tran Nhan Tong renounced the throne to wear Buddhist monk for religion and founded a featured Buddhist line of Vietnam which is Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen sect.

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Sunset in the top of Yen Tu ( Hanoimoi)

Yen Tu Festival takes place from January 10th until the end of March of the lunar calendar. Yen Tu tour takes place throughout the year. On clear days without cloud, you can see Halong beach from the top of this mountain.

4. Bai Dinh Pagoda (Ninh Binh)

This ancient pagoda in Vietnam is located at the west entrance of relic complex in the old capital Hoa Lu and next to the National Highway 38B in Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh. It is 15 km from Ninh Binh city and 95 km from Hanoi.

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Trang An attraction’s view is taken from flying camera (Zing)

Bai Dinh Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia and one of famous pagodas in Vietnam. Every year, the temple opens at the beginning of spring to welcome millions of tourists visiting here.

This is a large complex of pagodas which is known for many records such as the largest pagoda in Vietnam, the pagoda with the largest gold-plated bronze statue of Asia, the pagoda having the longest Arhat corridors in Asia, etc.

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Statues of Buddha inside the pagoda (hanhtrinhtamlinh)

5. Thien Mu Pagoda (Hue)

Thien Mu pagoda is the oldest pagoda of Vienam with the most massive architecture and also the most beautiful pagoda of Hue. Thien Mu Pagoda was built on Ha Khe Hill and it is located in Huong Long village which is 5km from the city center to the west.

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This is one of the highest towers in the architecture complex of Thien Mu pagoda(Mytour)

The history of this special pagoda Vietnam is mysterious myth.Once upon a time, a fairy appeared on Ha Khe Hill to tell local residents that there would be a god coming here to build a Buddhist pagoda for long-lasting good layer of earth with supernatural spirit.

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Thien Mu pagoda at night (hanhtrinhtamlinh)

After that, this hill is called Thien Mu Mountain. Many reigns of Lords and Kings of Nguyen Dynasty restored, renovated and embellished this pagoda to create more magnificent and massive appearance of Thien Mu pagoda.

6. Truc Lam Temple (Dalat)

Along with Truc Lam Yen Tu in Quang Ninh and Truc Lam Tay Thien in Vinh Phuc, Truc Lam Temple in Da Lat is one of the three largest temples in our country following Truc Lam group.

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There are many flowers around the Main Temple (Wikipedia)

Truc Lam Temple in Da Lat is 5 km from the city center and located on Phoenix Mountain in green pine forest and behind Tuyen Lam Lake.

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Architecture complex of Truc Lam Temple (Lienbangtravel)

With a beautiful location, this is not only a place to worship but also among best places to visit in Vietnam for many domestic and foreign tourists who wants to enjoy the beauty of pagodas in Vietnam.

7. Ba Den mountain (Tay Ninh)

Ba Den Mountain is the highest mountain of the South Vietnam (986m) in Thanh Tan Commune, Hoa Thanh District, Tay Ninh town, Tay Ninh province. It is 11km from Tay Ninh town to the northeast and 110 km from Ho Chi Minh City.

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This place is covered with hundreds of colorful blooming flowers (dulichvinatravel)

The complex of Ba Den mountain is formed by three mountains: Nui Heo (Pig Mountain), Nui Phung (Phoenix Mountain), and Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain).

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Imposing beauty of Ba Den mountain (Mytour)

In addition to enjoy the majestic mountains, visitors also have the opportunity to worship in Dien Ba pagoda system including Ha pagoda, Trung pagoda, Thuong pagoda as well as majestic and splendid Hang Pagoda. Moreover,  you also can discover the beauty and mystique of Thanh Long cave, Ong Ho cave, Ba Co cave, Ba Tuan cave, Thien Thai cave, Ong Ta cave, etc.

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