Thay Pagoda

Thay Pagoda

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Thay pagoda is located at the foot of Sai Son Mountain in Thuy Khe Village, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi. The mountain has a few old pagodas. The most important and famous of all is Thay Pagoda.

Thay pagoday was built under Ly dynasty for worshipping both the Buddhas and Tu Dao Hanh. He is considered as the most famous monk with supernatural powers in Vietnam.

Just about 30 km form Hanoi, Sai Son village is a great destination for both Vietnamese people and foreign tourists. For foreigners, this village is so charming with perfect combination of scenic limestone mountains, a romantic lake (Long Tri lake) with a big house in the middle. Water puppets shows are performed at yearly festivals in this house. Nearby, there are two old wooden bridges with curved tiled roofs. It is such a beautiful countryside.

For the Vietnamese, Thay pagoda is a holy place. They come to worship both Buddha and the monk, Tu Dao Hanh who is considered as three most respected persons: The doctor who cured Vietnamese patients, the teacher trained Vietnamese people how to read and how to do good farming. Besides, he was the inventor of water puppetry. Thay pagoda and Tay Phuong pagada are great destinations in Hanoi.

other highlights of hanoi

dien huu pagoda
quan thanh temple
tran quoc pagoda
perfume pagoda
tay phuong 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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