1752 Years Old and Unruffled Beautiful Vietnam Temples
Vietnam is a rich religious and cultural country that extending through thousand years of history, it is influenced by the Chinese and Indian culture that makes the unique things in Vietnam cultural identity. If you make a decision to travel to Vietnam, we have recommended a list of the famous temples in Vietnam for you to consider in your Vietnam journey.
The One Pillar Pagoda
The One Pillar Pagoda is lied in the heart of the capital of Hanoi. It was constructed in 1079 for the sake of Emperor Ly Thanh Tong after he dreamt of a golden lotus blooming in the lake. After the construction of the pagoda, his son was born, and so this Vietnam pagoda was considered bringing to a good omen.Then this place became a sacred pagoda for those who pray for children. It was rebuilt in 1955 after French forces boomed to destroy this pagoda.
Nowadays, The One Pillar pagoda becomes a symbol of the capital of Hanoi, it is one of the indispensable places of Hanoi tour for tourists besides Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Old Quarter, Sword Lakes, etc. It is freely opened to visit for tourists so you will have no difficulty to get there.
Temple of Literature
In the past, this place used to be Vietnam’s first University and nowadays it becomes the symbol of Vietnam education and a destination for the candidates who get there to pray for the high marks whenever the examination season comes. This is the place worshiping Confucius and Chu Van An who was a famous Vietnam teacher and the header of this university in the history.
It is in the heart of Hanoi, so it is an advice for you to book a tour around Hanoi. The price is quite cheap and you will have a chance to visit all famous places in this rich cultural city.
Yen Tu Pagoda
It is known for its Zen-like atmosphere, Yen Tu Pagoda is located on the top of the Yen Tu mountain, hiding into the lush bamboo and pine forests. It is about 110 km from the capital city of Hanoi and 2 hours driving from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. It’s a nice stop on your way to overlook the charming mountain and sea region.
There are two ways to come to Yen Tu pagoda. The first way is a traditional way called trekking, it quite digests your energy because the trail is quite long and rough. But it is also very interesting to challenge your strength. The second way to get there is catching a cable car, the price is 280.000 VND per person.
It is located in Vu Thu district, a small farming district of the Red Delta province of Thai Binh, Keo pagoda was built in 1061 under the Ly dynasty. Throughout near 1000 years, it is one of the rare pagodas keeping the typical architecture of Ly-Tran.
This is the place hosting the annual Autumn festival that attracts many tourists to pray for the safety.
According to the researchers, this is the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. This place used to be the center of Giao Chi district in the first century when Han dynasty of China dominated Vietnam. Nowadays, Dau pagoda is located in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province.
The biggest Buddhist festival in Vietnam is organized at this pagoda on April 28th in the lunar calendar.
The architecture style of Dau pagoda will definitely make visitors impressive. It is a great chance for those who love discovering and experiencing the traditional culture of Vietnam.
Bai Dinh Temple
Bai Dinh Temple is named as the largest temple complex in Vietnam and it is holding a plenty of records in Vietnam and Southeast Asia such as the longest Corridor in Asia with 500 Arhat statues, the largest jade well in Vietnam, and the largest bronze Buddha Maitreya in Southeast Asia. It is located in Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province with total area of 80 ha.
The old Bai Dinh pagoda exists over 1000 years while the new one was started construction in 2003.
The most beautiful time to get there is from January to March but you can go there any season in the year.
Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu pagoda is located in the former imperial city of Hue. Its name means “Heavenly Lady” in English. There is a legend to explain to this name that Lord Nguyen dreamt of an elderly lady told him that he would build a pagoda on the ground of Ha Khe Hill on the bank of Huong river. Then, he ordered to construct a pagoda and named it as that lady’s name.
The best time to travel to Thien Mu pagoda is from January to August because it is the dry season, the weather is so good and less rainy. Visiting there, you should book a boating tour, it is very romantic when resting on the boat and listening to the Nha Nhac of Hue court- the type of traditional music played for Kings in the past. The boat fare is 10$ per trip.
Linh Ung Temple
Linh Ung temple is located on a hill facing out the Danang sea. Its position is meant to protect the local people and Danang city.
Visitors often go there to see the sunrise and sunset, the view is very charming like an oil painting of a famous artist. It is the best place to overview the prospect of Danang and the ocean, so you definitely consider it as the must-visit place in your trip.
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Jade Emperor Pagoda
After American President Barack Obama visited this pagoda in 2016, this pagoda became very famous in the international news. More and more people were curious about Jade Emperor Pagoda, turning it into one of the most attractive places in that year.
Unlike other temples in Vietnam, this pagoda is very hospitable to welcome all the people with their offerings to pray for the luck as well as beg for a child. So, this place is always covering by the smoke of incense that creates a mysterious atmosphere.
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