(National Times)- When spring comes, apart from travelling, Vietnamese people usually go on a pilgrimage at the beginning of Lunar New Year to pray for safety, health, good luck, prosperity and happiness during the year. The followings are some beautiful and unique temples, the tranquil places for sightseeing tours and exciting new things in early spring.
3. An Tam Truc Lam Zen Monastery
An Tam Truc Lam Zen Monastery is located in Tay Thien relic area, Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province. Althought the Zen monastery is settled right next to famous Tay Thien Truc Lam, this place brings a touch of quiet, not bustle and crowd. The monastery is considered as where the all the Buddhist nuns concentrated.
Besides the outstanding representative of the extensive monastery, it is impressed by 19-meter-length lying Buddha statue above, 6 additional landscapes reconstituted the journey in searching of truth of the Buddha, scenes from the Siddhartha Gautama Prince was born until Buddha entered nirvana, which has created below.
4. Tay Phuong Temple
In the Mac dynasty, the temple is constructed on the Cau Lau mountain, Yen village, Thach Xa Commune, Thach That district, Ha Noi. . It is also called as Sung Phuc Pagoda and Hoang Son Pagoda by the locals. Tay Phuong Pagoda is designed in “Tam” typography, included three parallel temples along the mountainside, each temple separated by 1.6 meters, namely Ha Pagoda, Trung Pagoda, and Thuong PagodaThis place is considered as a museum of Buddha statue with many unique ancient, lively and soulful statues.
More than 70 statues in the temple with bas-relief, mostly are carved by “red-painted gold-inlaid” ebony wooden, such as the Buddha statue, the statue of Bodhisattva Manjushri and Samantabhadra Bodhisattv,.. Many of them are carved higher than the real people, including eight Vajra as well as Dharmapala statues, being about 3-meter-height, whose faces are solemn and hearted. The majority of these objects are considered that dated in the late 18th
century, a number of others were made in the mid 19th
Sources of photos: vietnamesefood, www.loca.vn