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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tran Quoc pagoda - the heart of Hanoi soul

The temple was very famous with age of more than 1,500 years of history. Located at the end Co Ngu street (Thanh Nien Road), on the eastern peninsula of West Lake (Yen Phu, Tay Ho) with a history of 1,500 years is considered as Tran Quoc Pagoda has a long history of Thang Long - Hanoi is also one of the oldest temples in Vietnam. The pagoda was built in the reign of King Ly Nam De (544-548) in the Red River beach Yen Hoa ward with the name Khai Quoc Pagoda (Foundation nation). After many name changed as people get used to calling name is Tran Quoc Pagoda (Protect nation) - can be put in the late 17th century under Le Hy Tong reign.


Like most of the other temples in the country of Vietnam, Tran Quoc pagoda has many folds, many Buddhist statues from low to high, from big to small, glittering golden, smoky flavor year round.... Temple has three main sticky street, house burned incense and upper -shape connector Industry. But architecture to bring other distinctions is particularly wide scale. Visitors to the temple not only Buddhist prayer ceremony which was also immersed in the art space of natural harmony, that his soul still in the middle of the ancient seal bearing the perennial soul Vietnamese soil. Nestled between the immense waves of Lake Highlands has created heaven and earth for the tourists feel the majesty of the ancient architectural elegance and beauty, peaceful lakeside scenery. Through the arched curve ball is soaring coconut Tower Gardens with ancient tower from the Vinh Huu Canh Hung and 18th centuries. Especially the tower of the lotus continent has 11 floors, 15 meters high and the floor area of 10.5 square meters.


Each tower consists of 6 floor doorway archer, statues of Amitabha Buddha with precious stones. The total number of towers is 66 objects on top of cheese and has 9 floors with precious stones and lotus (Lotus- lasting products). Standing at the foot of the tower at the center for Buddhist palms, make peace together in our minds as heaven and earth, the soul who suddenly deposited between the Identity no real damage actually unspoilt of a human life. Each temple bells hum as obscure as to all the noisy bustle of the streets. Each incense smoke spiraling up seemed to savor the purity of impermanence. Going from house to burn incense and upper steeple not only make the hearts of Buddhist purification between realms. But above all, in each of the ancient moss roof, in each of the sculptural emerged on each fiber in a peaceful folds, in ancient handwriting on beer ever heard rock like aftertaste of deposition time brings old soul of Thang Long thousand years of civilization have majesty but still was very simple, humble. Tran Quoc afternoon, between the calm water of the sky, red sunset over the water pouring raised, the life exudes harmony in each temple bell rhythm steady strokes bring the ancient past are washed away his heart as part of a secular purification of the air that was peaceful. Like a beautiful green island, the waves are shed its West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda is today not only the Buddha's sacred place attracts so many Buddhists to worship but also as one of the attractions offices, tourist attractions of Ha Noi capital.

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