Thay pagoda- A peaceful destination in Hanoi
Hanoi capital is home to many famous spiritual destinations including Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Su pagoda or Huong pagoda, etc. In addition, there is also another very beautiful pagoda named Thay pagoda. Being located at the foot of Sai Son mountain in Sai Son commune – Quoc Oai district, Thay pagoda Hanoi is about 20km from the center and is a place associated with the life of Zen master Dao Hanh.
Ancient beauty of Thay Pagoda
Thay Pagoda is located on a dragon-shaped land, which has great spiritual significance. It is divided into three main areas: Ha pagoda, Trung pagoda and Thuong pagoda. Each place plays a different important role.
Ha pagoda is the place where monks teach and worship for Buddhist monks and nuns. Trung pagoda is a worshiping place of Buddha and worship for Tam Bao and 2 sides place 2 Ho France and Thien Vuong statue. Finally, Thuong pagoda is located at the highest position and is almost separated. In Thuong pagoda, there is a statue of three lives (Sangha, Buddha and Emperor) of Zen monk Tu Dao Hanh and statue of Amitabha of the three religions, compatible Buddha Shakyamuni.
You can visit Thay Pagoda in every season of the year. But the best time to come here is in March – the time when rice flowers bloom brilliantly in the temple grounds. Rice trees with red flowers stand out in the sun in March, blending into the quiet space of the pagoda, making the scene more poetic.
Every year, on March 5 of the lunar calendar, there is the Thay pagoda festival. It is a large festival, held in large scale for a period of 3 days. Ịn spring festival season, the temple attracts a large number of monks and nuns to attend the ceremony, wishing the best things to everyone.
Note when visiting Thay Pagoda
With a nostalgic beauty and a long history, Thay Pagoda Hanoi gradually becomes a famous spiritual tourist destination of the capital. It seems that at any time of the year, the pagoda also welcomes many Buddhists and tourists to offer incense and sightseeing. Therefore, if you are coming here for the first time, you should note the following:
If you want to go to the temple to offer incense, you should prepare yourself. If the sellers here are going to the ceremony, it will be easy to get squeezed and get expensive prices.