Top sacred pagodas near Halong

Halong is well-known for its beautiful natural scenery and exciting tourist attractions. Quang Ninh, regarded as the “Country of Buddhism,” has many beautiful pagodas that are ideal for spiritual tourism. Here is a rundown of the top three sacred pagodas close to Halong that you should hear about. Do not be afraid and book a Halong bay package tour to learn more about what to do in Halong.

Yen Tu pagoda

Halong is well-known for its beautiful natural scenery and exciting tourist attractions. Quang Ninh, regarded as the “Country of Buddhism,” has many beautiful pagodas that are ideal for spiritual tourism. Here is a rundown of the top three sacred pagodas close to Halong that you should hear about. Do not be afraid and book a Halong bay package tour to learn more about what to do in Halong.

The largest temple is Dong temple, which is situated at the top of Yen Tu mountain, at an elevation of 1,068 meters above sea level, which is a magnificent mountain range in Northern coastal Quang Ninh Province, to the northeastern of Vietnam. The pagoda houses statues of Lord Buddha Sakyamuni as well as the Truc Lam Zen sect’s three members, King Tran Nhan Tong, Hue Quang, and Phap Loa. From here, you can get a stunning view of the whole coast region leading up to Halong Bay, which is a well-deserved opportunity for anybody who makes the effort to climb to the top.

To get to Dong Pagoda, you can either ascend 6000 meters of stone steps or take the cable car that departs from Hoa Yen Pagoda. You must begin hiking up to the peak from here. However, most pilgrims, including many over-80-year-old ladies, want to climb because they feel that by taking this difficult route, they are expressing their sincerity to Buddha. Yen Tu pagoda can be visited on a Halong regular walk.

Long Tien pagoda

Long Tien Pagoda, the largest in Halong City, was built in 1941 to honor Buddha and Tran reign generals who made significant contributions to the nation. The pagoda was constructed in the Nguyen dynasty’s distinctive architectural style, with floral designs of the dragon, phoenix, and stylized flowers. There are three entry gates, each with three doors: Huu, Vu, and Dai. A statue of A-Di-Da Buddha stands atop a three-entrance gate, with a bell tower underneath it. Outside the entrance gate are statues of Bo De Dat Ma, the ancestors of Chinese and Vietnamese Zen. On the main altar, worshipping statues are placed. The long Tien pagoda festival, held on the 24th day of the third lunar month, attracts a large number of tourists who come to admire the scenic scenery as well as Buddhist offerings of incense and chanting. Furthermore, many entertaining events are held during the festival, such as traditional folk games such as Chinese chess, boxing, and so on, as well as Chau van and cheo (Vietnamese traditional singing) performances.

Cai Bau pagoda

Cai Bau Pagoda (also known as Giac Lam Zen monastery) is a popular spiritual tourism destination in Quang Ninh province. It is located in Van Don District. Cai Bau is located near the well-known Bai Dai tourist site and the pristine Bai Tu Long bay shore and is situated on the foundation of the Phuc Linh Tu pagoda (which was built about 700 years ago during the Tran dynasty). Cai Bau Pagoda is regarded as one of the most stunning pagodas in Vietnam due to its location, which is backed by a mountain and faces the sea. Furthermore, this is one of two Giac Lam Zen monasteries in the province of Quang Ninh.

Cai Bau pagoda is located along the Bai Tu Long bay coast and is closely associated with great hero accomplishments. However, the pagoda was severely destroyed during the ups and downs of history. The pagoda has been undergoing restoration since 2007. According to the pagoda’s Abbot, in order to ensure that the Buddhist sanctuary is well-preserved, nuns and Buddhist followers must perform protection and orderly work. The campus of the pagoda is not for sale. Visitors are welcome to partake in the free vegetarian dinner. You should donate as a visitor’s honor and goodness. Join the pilgrims; you’ll find a calm spirit, fresh air, and enticing scenery here.

Cai Bau pagoda has a very quiet, holy, and pure environment. Mixing with the bell voice, pilgrim singing, and the sound of the wooden bell is wave echo, which will provide you with harmony and stillness, as well as peace of heart and mind. Many pilgrims come to Cai Bau in the spring to pray for good health, wealth, and fortune in the New Year. The pagoda is approximately 9 kilometers from Van Don town and can be reached by bus or private transportation.

It is a mistake to visit “the land of Buddhism” without visiting the holy pagodas. Visiting these pagodas will give you an insight into the Vietnamese cultural and religious life journey

 

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