There is a special traditional custom in Vietnam that whether people in any provinces, cities or other regions will spend the first day of Lunar New Year to pick a pilgrimage, visit the pagodas and worship the Buddha. Perhaps this spiritual conviction has been imprinted in each Vietnamese people since they was children. Vietnamese people go to pagodas with a hope that they can pick fortune in early new year. Take a look at those famous and sacred pagodas and let AsiatourAdvisor Vietnam travel guides give you and your family the most memorable trip in Vietnam this Lunar New Year.
The One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot)
If you have read any Vietnam travel guides before, you may hear a lot about this pagoda. One Pillar Pagoda, also known by the name of Dien Huu pagoda, located in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi capital. This temple has unique architecture, special shape like a lotus rising from the water and is known as one of the symbols of Hanoi capital.
Pic 1: The One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot)
According to legend, in 1049, King Ly Thai Tong saw Guanyin took him to on the lotus throne on his dream. When awake, the king told it again and Thien Tue monk advised him to build the pagoda as in the dream. The pagoda is the same as the lotus of Guanyin in the king’s dream. Through the ups and downs, from ancient times until now, One Pillar Pagoda is still sacred place that people come to bless.
If you take Vietnam tour packages with Asia Advisor, our travel guides will instruct you to this elegant and sacred place in our full day tour in Ha Noi city. Remember your wish list and be devote when blessing there, your wishes will come true then.
Perfume Pagoda (Thien Tru Pagoda) – Huong Son (Ha Tay)
This is actually a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone hills around Huong Tich. According to legend, the ancient King Le Thanh Tong had time to go across this exciting pagoda, stationed at the valley and let soldiers cook meals. Incidentally the king saw the constellation Thien Tru (Kitchen God), a star in the horoscope of the cooking, then he named this pagoda is Thien Tru.
Pic 2: Road to Perfume Pagoda is full of spring flowers
The temple is in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District. There is an annual religious festival taking place here on Lunar New Years and drawing large numbers of pilgrims from across the country.
Pic 3: Perfume Pagoda crowed on Lunar New Year
Bai Dinh Pagoda (Ninh Binh)
The third name in this Vietnam travel guides is located in Ninh Binh. Located at the western gate vestige of Hoa Lu ancient captial, in Gia Sinh Commune – Gia Vien – Ninh Binh, 95 km from Hanoi, Bai Dinh Pagoda is a complex of sacred and famous pagodas. In addition, this pagoda is known for Vietnam records, such as the largest pagoda, the largest bronze Buddha statue, the temple has the most variety and many lindens. In 1997, the pagoda was recognized as the country historical and cultural heritage.
Pic 4: Bai Dinh Pagoda become prominence in any Vietnam tours
Dai Tong Lam Pagoda (Ba Ria – Vung Tau)
As one of the largest temple in Vietnam, Dai Tong Lam Pagoda owns a charming landscape, always crowded by tourists visiting Buddhist. Dai Tong Lam Pagoda is not only an indispensable place in Vung Tau to visit, but also a good spot to go during the upcoming Lunar New Year in your Vietnam tour.
With the campus of 100 acres, the pagoda has many records of Vietnam: The pagoda has the largest main hall, the most Buddha statues in Vietnam, the largest granite monolithic Maitreya Buddha statue in Vietnam.
Pic 5: A magnetic site of Dai Tong Lam Pagoda
Giac Lam Pagoda ( Ho Chi Minh City)
Giac Lam Pagoda temple architectural style represents for the South‘s pagoda styles. This is considered one of the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City and is the home of the Rinzai Zen in southern Vietnam. Giac Lam Pagoda contains many valuable historic, cultural, art materials, architectural and religious sculptures. The pagoda has total 133 wood statues covered with gold. In Lunar New Year, this pagoda welcomes thousands of pilgrims and foreign tourists who revered worship Buddha and admire the majesty of the ancient temple.
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As Lunar New Year is coming soon, do not miss this change to take a Vietnam tour, immerse in the festive atmosphere of Tet in Vietnam and experience the traditional cultural to visit the best temples on Lunar New Year with Asia Advisor’s Vietnam travel guides.
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