Tay Phuong pagoda
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Tay Phuong pagoda

Tay Phuong pagoda

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Located in Yen village, Thach That district, Tay Phuong pagoda is about 40 km from Hanoi city centre and just 6 km from Thay Pagoda. These pagodas in charming countryside are a great stop in Hanoi.

Built in the 8th century and experienced some restorations, the pagoda is now bearing the Sino-Vietnamese character 三(Tam means three) with three sections: the upper sanctuary, the rear palace and lobby rooms.

the three sections symbolize the three forces governing the world. With a directing role, the central is consequently built higher than the others. It symbolizes the Heaven. The rear plays the role of a foundation, symbolizing the Earth. The lobby stands in front with the meaning - the world of man. The whole structure is the symbol of the Prime Principle, from which the whole world derives (Thai Cuc ). The double tier of the roof symbolizes the double principle: yin and yang. It is also called yin and yang tier.

The most outstanding of Tay Phuong pagoda is the Vietnamese woodcarving art for the decoration and statues. Beautifully sculpted motifs are mulberry leat Ficus leat lotus flower, chrysanthemum; dragon, phoenix... Coming inside, you will be attracted by amazing wooden statues of Buddhas as Vajrapanis (Kim Cuong) and 18 Arhats (La Han) who are middle-ranking Buddhist deities..... This is an amazing musuem of the world carving art.

other highlights of hanoi

dien huu pagoda
quan thanh temple
tran quoc pagoda
perfume pagoda
thay pagoda
but thap pagoda
all hanoi temples, pagodas
all museums for vietnam tours

hanoi old quarter
water puppet
ho chi minh complex
hoan kiem lake
museum of ethnology
one pillar pagoda
temple of literature
ngoc son temple
ho chi minh mausoleum

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