Best places to spend spring walks (Part1)

Friday, February 03, 2017

(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.

1. Bo Da Pagoda
Bo Da Pagoda is one of the major centers of Buddhism in Truc Lam Yen Tu order. The temple is located on Bo Da Mountain, Tien Son commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province. This land is where the charming natural scenery with winding rivers, peaceful villages. Almost all the sceneries and the creatures seem to be in fairyland, being very suitable to sightsee in early Lunar New Year.

It is also known as one of the temples, owning many the best things in the North, concluding the most unique architecture, the most beautiful and the largest garden tower in Vietnam. Buddhist pious people certainly can not ignore this ideal location simply because it is also a place to keep valuable antiquities and a precious treasure of Han – Nom heritage.
2. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Bac Giang
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda also is considered as Duc La Pagoda, located in Duc La village, Yen Tri Commune, Yen Dung District, Bac Giang Province. It was built from the 13th century, situated on a low hill, surrounded by northern midland natural scenery. With antique-style architecture, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is designed in "big internal, small external" with full of ancient and quiet features.

Another highlighted thing of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is a woodblock, also known as wooden letter, dating about 700 years. This is one of the ancient treasures plays a significant role to Buddhism in particular and Vietnamese culture in general.

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