Long Doi Pagoda
According to the concept of historians, the pagoda Long Doi Son is located on the land of Cuu Long with the shape of a large dragon lying in the middle of a vast and fertile plain. The top of Doi mountain is raised high with the tendency to look at the capital of Thang Long. When standing on the top of Doi mountain, you will have the opportunity to witness the majestic nature with the shape of 9 roads and rivers winding around like 9 earth dragons. The highlight of the dragon’s eyes is the wells around the Doi mountain range in the residential area as well as at the foot of the mountain.
From the foot of Doi mountain, visitors will have to go through 373 winding stone steps to be able to set foot on the sacred pagoda relic of more than ten thousand square meters. As soon as you come here, you will feel the peace and quiet under the old trees and the ancient mossy beauty. In addition, behind the temple, there is a courtyard and a flower garden that provides a quiet place for everyone. On both sides of the corridor, there are also shimmering Arhats and post-halls. This will be a place to display precious historical relics with bold ancient features.
With more than a thousand years old, the temple has witnessed many ups and downs of history. However, it still stands proudly on Doi mountain and watches all the surrounding objects change every day. Currently, the temple is also keeping a lot of famous works of art such as Sung Thien Dien Linh stele, Quan Am Thi Kinh statue, Di Lac statue, etc. All these points bring a perfect touch. completely private and only available at Doi Pagoda.
Location: Tien Son Commune, Duy Tien, Ha Nam
Jizhong Phi Lai Temple
There is no need to go anywhere far to the noisy scenic spots, in Ha Nam there is a famous beautiful and pure temple that is known by many people. Located in Ninh Trung Hamlet, Liem Son Commune, Thanh Liem District, Ha Nam Province, Dia Tang Phi Lai Tu Pagoda is a newly built temple but is visited by many tourists because of its peace, tranquility and above all it is the idyllic beauty here.
Coming to the Phi Lai Tu Temple, after burning incense to pay respects, you can take time to breathe in the fresh air and let your soul drift with the clouds and wind. In the middle of the wild and cool mountains, on this arc of nature, standing at different angles, you can admire the different beauties of the Phi Lai Tu Temple. Anyone who once had a chance to come and return under the roof of Jizhong Temple will feel extremely peaceful.
Inside the temple, Everything is delicately arranged by the hands of the monks. The flowers and branches are meticulously and delicately cared for, giving you an extremely comfortable feeling. From Jizhong Phi Lai Tu Temple, you can also climb mountains and explore the jungle. No need to go somewhere far away, to the very noisy landscapes, the Phi Lai Tu Temple will be an extremely interesting destination for tourists from near and far.
Location: Ninh Trung Hamlet, Liem Son Commune, Thanh Liem, Ha Nam
Ba Danh Pagoda
Ba Danh Pagoda has an area of 10 hectares located in Danh village, Ngoc Son commune, Kim Bang district, Ha Nam province. The pagoda faces south to the side of the Day River. The outermost adjacent to the road and near the river bank is the temple’s three-door gate. This work has a high foundation, built up five steps and built at both ends. Tam Quan has three compartments and is made into two floors. The upper floor has two layers of roofs made of male tiles, around the wooden floor and the railings are small towns. This floor is used as a bell tower, the lower three compartments have ironwood doors.
Ba Danh Pagoda is considered as one of the most beautiful and ancient pagodas in Ha Nam in particular and of the North in general, because the temple is located in a charming place. The temple campus is a whole including many architectural and artistic works with nearly 40 large and small houses. Like many other temples, Ba Danh pagoda worshiping Buddha, but in addition to the Bodhisattva statue, there are also statues of Nam Tao, Bac Dau, Thai Thuong Lao Quan and statues of the Four Palaces, a Vietnamese folk belief.
Legend has it that in the 1675th century, this was a small temple worshiping the Four Dharmas (Phap Van, Phap Vu, Phap Loi, Phap Dien). By the time of Le Huy Tong (1750 – 1994), the pagoda was built properly and bigger and more beautiful. XNUMX Ba Danh pagoda was granted by the Ministry of Culture – Information (now the Ministry of Culture – Sports – Tourism) as a national historical relic. In 2007, Ha Nam Provincial People’s Committee coordinated with the Ministry of Culture – Sports – Tourism to invest nearly 20 billion VND to embellish and upgrade Ba Danh pagoda.
About the name Ba Danh pagodaAccording to local legend, the temple worships the sacred goddess who controls the rain and controls the wind, helps the people to eliminate floods, brings favorable rain and good harvest, so it is called Notre Dame Pagoda in Danh village. short is Ba Danh pagoda as the name suggests today.
Location: Danh village, Ngoc Son commune, Kim Bang district, Ha Nam province
Dang Xa Pagoda
Dang Xa Pagoda located in Dang Xa village, Van Xa commune, Kim Bang district, there is an ancient temple that has existed for a long time, Dang Xa pagoda called Khanh Hung Pagoda. According to the sacred genealogy and ordination still preserved, the temple worships Dai Thanh Phap Van Buddha, one of the Four Dharmas. At the temple, there are many valuable antiques, including an incense altar made of green stone that was created in the 11th month of the year of the Rat year (1708) under the reign of King Le Du Tong. The incense is placed in front of the harem.
Through many ups and downs, Khanh Hung pagoda still being restored and embellished by the people of Dang Xa, Van Xa and people in the area, still retaining the original appearance of the ancient temple on the old land. Starting from 2007 and 2008 with the help of Ha Nam Province and Kim Bang District, the Government, mass organizations as well as people of Dang Xa Village – Van Xa Commune, Khanh Hung Pagoda has been restored, embellished and newly built. much larger than before.
Especially, the pagoda has cast and imported a bronze Buddha statue weighing nearly 9 tons, placed on a massive stone pedestal in the temple. This is the largest bronze Buddha statue in all pagodas in Vietnam, worshiping the 4 Dharma Buddhas, which are the 4 agricultural gods typical of Vietnam’s wet rice civilization.
Location: Dang Xa village, Van Xa commune, Kim Bang district, Ha Nam
Fairy Temple located on Dun mountain, Doi Ngang village, Thanh Luu commune, Thanh Liem district, Ha Nam province. This is a famous scenic spot of Thanh Liem district with many legends. Legend Fairy Temple It is a mountainous area where 99 phoenixes fly to reside on the hill of 99 pines and a fairy chess board. At night, when the moon is clear and the wind is cool, the fairies often play chess and enjoy the mountains. In memory of the saints, people in the region have established temples to worship.
Currently around the area Tien Pagoda It also preserves many precious gems and titles with great historical significance of Thanh Liem land. During the resistance war against the French, the scenic Tien Pagoda was chosen by the French as a place to relax and develop eco-tourism. Over hundreds of years, the temple has been repaired many times. Festival Tien Pagoda restored in 1992, the festival takes place from the 1st to the 3rd day of the third lunar month. Along with the ritual procession of the mother to the temple, the ritual of praying for national peace and prosperity, the festival also takes place many cultural and artistic activities that attract a large number of Buddhist followers and visitors from all over the world.
Location: Dun Mountain, Doi Ngang Village, Thanh Luu Commune, Thanh Liem District, Ha Nam Province
Temple of Tam Giao
Temple of Tam Giao aka Ong pagoda. From Tien Ong temple, follow the mountainside about 1km Djen Tam Giao Temple, Temple of Tam Giao In the past, there were hundreds of booths with hundreds of majestic and magnificent Buddha statues. The pagoda was built at the foot of the mountain, here there is a stream of water flowing from the mountain. On the way from Tien Ong temple to Tam Giao Temple Previously there were many beautiful caves, now due to fluctuations of nature, due to human exploitation, many caves have been destroyed.
Not only the mountains but also attract people’s hearts, but Tuong Linh is also considered as the place where the folktales of Trau Cau are known, a story related to the custom of eating betel nut of the Vietnamese people. At present, there are still places of Cau stream in the limestone mountains (now known as Tan Lang) and Trau market (this is the rich market). With an interesting natural landscape, with the remaining ancient vestiges, the Bat Canh Son complex, if exploited in the right direction, will surely become an attractive eco-cultural tourist destination on Kim Bang land, Ha Nam. .
Location: Kim Bang, Ha Nam
Khanh Long Temple
Khanh Long Tu Pagoda is an ancient pagoda dating back to the Tran Dynasty. According to the villagers, this is known as the residence as well as the talk of the sages of the Tran Dynasty. Then, under the 7th Canh Hung, the temple was planned to be expanded as well as carried out a great restoration revolution. That is also the year marking the appearance of the ancient bell of this ancient temple.
In 2010, Thich Tam Tue from Hue on a journey through was determined to stop here and rebuild the pagoda on the ruins of ruins and create a new look for Khanh Long as it is today. Design style with architectural style imbued with the dreamy and peaceful Hue sound. The first impression when arriving at the temple is the green and beautiful space that becomes a retreat for everyone.
From the gate of the temple entering, visitors will encounter rows of 2-storey houses built in the traditional style of low and extended bricks. In which the 1st floor is the tea room and the 2nd floor is the increase room area. Every space is compacted and beautifully designed. Not only that, the narrow doors on both sides of the main hall are narrow and high arched entrances overlooking the green courtyards, different from the architecture of the temples of the North.
Address:: XLa Son, Binh Luc District, Ha Nam Province
Tam Chuc Pagoda
Tam Chuc Pagoda Dubbed the largest pagoda in the world, with a total area of nearly 5.000 hectares, including lakes: 1.000 hectares, natural rocky mountains: 3.000 hectares, valleys: 1.000 hectares. This is a very special temple with majestic scenery: Tien Luc Nhan, Post-Seven Tinh (the front of the temple means 6 mountains in the middle of the lake, it is said that these are the 6 bells given by God. down; behind the seven stars are 7 mountains that glow when there is light at night).
The temple was built by many skilled craftsmen of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. In 2000, when surveying to irrigate the Tam Chuc lake bed, construction workers discovered a lot of vestiges of artifacts related to Tam Chuc lake. Tam Chuc pagoda old. From the archaeological artifacts, it can initially be concluded that Tam Chuc pagoda is over 1000 years old. After many years, now only the remains of wooden columns, stone pillars, and stone beams are still buried in the old foundation, including wooden pillars with a diameter of over 1m, stone beams, very large stone pillars. but we cannot understand how our forefathers built the pagoda with such a large size. Tam Chuc Pagoda reconstructed, there are up to 12.000 stone paintings depicting the stories of Buddha, carved by Indonesian Muslims in volcanic rock in Indonesia and then brought to Vietnam. Tam Chuc Pagoda is establishing a giant garden of pillars with 1.000 stone pillars, each column is 12m high and weighs 200 tons. Currently, there are about 36 sutras carved and erected by skilled Vietnamese artisans. This will be the largest garden of pillars in the world when completed.
On the Shinto axis Tam Chuc Pagoda including: Ngoc Pagoda, Tam The Palace, Phap Chu Palace, Quan Am Palace, Tam Quan Gate, International Meeting Room. The temples and Buddha statues at Tam Chuc pagoda have a very large area and size. The Jade Pagoda located on the top of That Tinh Mountain is under construction by Hindu artisans and was completed in 2018. Tam The Palace has a height of 39m, a floor area of 5.400m², allowing 5.000 Buddhists to perform the ceremony. simultaneous. The International Meeting Room is floating on the lake, has a floor area of 10.000m², has a capacity of 3.500 seats and Tam Quan Gate is under construction. It is estimated that the time to complete the temple complex will be in 2048. From the start of construction to completion is 50 years. Currently, the transportation system connecting Hanoi and Ha Nam is extremely convenient. Tam Chuc Pagoda 30km from Bai Dinh Pagoda and 4,5km from Perfume Pagoda, forming a complex of “Golden Triangle” of spiritual tourism, in order to meet the entertainment and entertainment needs of domestic and foreign tourists. With the goal of effectively managing and exploiting the values of the natural landscape, preserving and preserving the landscape and the ecological environment sustainably, in the near future, Tam Chuc tourist area will be a highlight and expected to be visited by many tourists. hopes to create a breakthrough in promoting socio-economic development for Ha Nam province.
Location: Ba Sao, Kim Bang, Ha Nam
Bau Pagoda The name is Thien Bao Tu, located at Nguyen Van Troi street, Hai Ba Trung ward, Phu Ly city, Ha Nam province. It is a scenic place, a long-standing sacred place of a large land with an area of 4000 m2. With the harmonious natural scenery in front of the pagoda is a deep and wide lake, the lake connected with the Day River, creating a beautiful landscape and adding to the tranquility of the pagoda. According to the theory of yin and yang of the five elements, there is usually a lake in front of a temple because, according to legend, the pagoda represents yang and the lake represents yin.
Yang and yin create a harmonious balance in heaven and earth, and according to feng shui theory, temples are places of respect and dignity. The lake in front of the temple seems to remind people who come to this place to wash their hands and feet to get rid of the dust in order to sincerely pay their respects. Thus, the spiritual culture here is not far from other temples.
The new point here is that this temple has just been restored and restored on an area of 4000 m2 of the old Bau pagoda, built within 3 years, with the traditional architecture of the nation combined with the new architecture. . According to old documents, Bau pagoda is over 1000 years old located in the population of Bau village, Bau area and Bau market today. This is the place of spiritual and cultural activities of many generations, of the Buddhists of Chau Cau commune (in the past) and Phu Ly city – Ha Nam (today). Bau Pagoda Built on two floors, the first floor is used as a guest house, a living place for monks and Buddhists, the second floor is a place of worship.
Stepping through the three gate gate is the front hall: the two sides worship the Monk and the Saint Hien, and the main temple worships the Buddha. At the Three Jewels of the Buddha Hall in order from top to bottom, the highest place of the Upper Palace is three three phoenixes; the second row is a statue of Amitabha – this is the largest statue in the buddha hall; 3rd row: Shakyamuni sits in the middle of Bodhisattva Manjushri on the left, Bodhisattva Universal Worthy on the right; The last row on the temple’s Buddha hall is the newborn Shakyamuni statue. Behind the front street is the Ancestral house and also the place to worship the Mother. In the heart of Bau pagoda lake is a small tower, creating a beautiful scene for the entire temple area.
today, Bau Pagoda still preserve many precious artifacts from Vinh Thinh’s 6th year (1663) such as: 28 ordinations on Duc Phap Van Phat and the last ordination in the 9th year of King Khai Dinh, a bell with size 0,95 .0,57m, 3m diameter was cast in the spring of the 1822rd year of Emperor Minh Menh’s reign (1,25) and a bluestone stele 0,8m high, XNUMXm wide.
Along with churches and temples in the city, Bau pagoda is a temple with many architectural features as well as interior decoration with traditional and modern styles. This further proves that, although the architectural items in Ha Nam do not have a big difference in style compared to the same type of architecture in other residential areas, it is still possible to recognize the unique features of Ha Nam. Bau pagoda in these structures. First of all, these architectures occupy large spaces, open landscapes and are located near Nguyen Khuyen park, rather than crowded together in narrow spaces in urban areas, and always Create a feeling of peace and quiet in the noisy city.
Location: Nguyen Van Troi Street, Hai Ba Trung Ward, Phu Ly City, Ha Nam Province
Trinh Tiet Pagoda
Temple with the letter “Buddha Tich Tu” Nom name “Virginity” Trinh Tiet Mountain on the left bank of the Day River, together with other mountains, converges with the winding, clear blue water into a spectacular painting. Phat Tich Temple overlooking the Day River, rebuilt in the afternoon of Le Chung Hung. The pagoda is architecturally styled with the word “Nu” consisting of two buildings, each of which has three compartments. It has undergone many restorations, the most recent time being in 1930. The writing on the roof of the front street clearly states: “Bao Dai Canh Ngo twelve moons. restored diary”.
To the right of the pagoda, there is a shrine to worship “Tap Bat Long, God of Truth” – an angel, popularly known as Monsignor. At the temple gate, there is a couplet sentence in the style of pressing mortar, sketching the landscape here: “Thuy period of the year, the ancient past, the endless golden light. Painted with Trinh Tiet’s name, Thanh, Nguyet, Bach Hoi, and so on. The name of the mountain is Trinh Tiet, the moon in the cool wind is good for renewal.
Although far from the village, but the temple is close to National Highway 1A, so it is convenient for visitors. According to the week, Buddha Tich Temple All year round, there is still regular smoke. Not only worshiping Buddha, people in the region also came to burn incense in memory of the princess of the Tran Dynasty who was worshiped at the Temple’s harem. It is said that: in the third month of the year of the Tiger (3), Ho Quy Ly forced King Tran Thuan Tong to become a monk at Bao Thanh Palace and ceded the throne to the 1389-year-old Crown Prince Tran An. Tran Thi Bach Hoa, the older sister of the Crown Prince, was only 3 years old at the time, and was loved by Ho Nguyen Trung and sent a boat to take refuge. Nguyen Bang Cu secretly escorted. Arriving in Kem Trong, seeing the charming scenery, she parked the boat, chose land to build a pagoda, devoted herself to worshiping Buddha and doing meritorious deeds for the people. Then, later, she purified herself here.
Location: Thanh Hai commune, Thanh Liem district, Ha Nam province