The Tam Chuc Pagoda in Vietnam is, up to the present time, the largest temple in the world. This is a spiritual tourist destination that receives a lot of attention from tourists. Let’s explore the things that make this temple rank as the largest in the world.
The highlight of Tam Chuc Pagoda is that it has a variety of landscapes for diverse experiences.
Information about Tam Chuc Pagoda
The pagoda is located in the complex of the Tam Chuc tourist area, which has poetic and lyrical scenery in the province of Ha Nam. Tam Chuc Pagoda occupies 144 hectares of the Tam Chuc National Tourist Area’s total area of 5,100 hectares. This is a large-scale tourist destination, combining spiritual, ecological, and resort tourism. In addition, there are many other services with six functional subdivisions.
Surrounding the pagoda are limestone mountains and natural forests. The back of the pagoda is leaning against That Tinh Mountain, and the front is facing Tam Chuc Lake with six rocky islands floating on the lake surface, creating an extremely majestic and peaceful landscape.
The ancient Tam Chuc pagoda was built during the Dinh Dynasty about 1,000 years ago.
Thuy Dinh House
This is a place to display unique interiors and pictures of the Tam Chuc Pagoda. Here, visitors can also see the context of the entire Tam Chuc spiritual tourist area.
Tam Quan gate
The Tam Chuc Pagoda has two gates, the outer and the inner. These gates are extremely massive, very solid, and impress with their unique pattern.
Garden of “Pillars Kinh”
Go through Tam Quan gate to Quan Am palace; next, you will come to the area known as 32 Pillars Kinh.
The attraction of the pillars is that they have a massive volume and size. Each pillar weighs about 200 tons. The material for making these 32 pillars is green stone taken from Thanh Hoa province, with a height of about 14 m. The base of the column is designed in the shape of a lotus, the body is a hexagon, and the top of the top column is a lotus bud. Along the column are hand-crafted sculptures of Buddha’s teachings. The space of the pillar garden is very majestic in front of the Quan Am Palace.
Three palace areas
Tam The Palace, Phap Chu Temple, and Quan Am Palace are the three sections of the Tam Chuc Pagoda.Each shrine worships a Buddha. The highlight here are the four stone reliefs collected from the crater in Indonesia and made entirely by hand.
Phap Chu Temple is the place to worship Buddha Shakyamuni. The most impressive place here is the largest monolithic bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia, weighing 150 tons.
In “Tam the Palace,” there are three large Buddha statues placed in the middle. The statue is made of black bronze, symbolizing the past, present, and future. Along with that, 12,000 reliefs made from volcanic rock taken in Indonesia have appeared.
The front yard area “Tam The Palace” has a Bodhi tree extracted from a 2,125-year-old Bodhi tree. Next to it is a giant black and bronze cauldron with a height of about 4 meters. On the body of the cauldron are carved famous spiritual landscapes from Vietnam and famous quotes.
Quan Am Temple is the place to worship Buddha with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes. The garden view is a quiet space with a large yard.
This is a 15-meter-high pagoda located in the Tam Chuc pagoda complex. The pagoda is built from red stone slabs and has 3 floors with a curved roof. A special feature of the pagoda is the jade stone statue, which weighs 4.9 tons.
Visitors can go to the Tam Chuc Pagoda at any time of the year. However, the first months of the year are the best time to visit Tam Chuc Pagoda in Vietnam. Because this is the time when the temple organizes many festivals, visitors can participate in worshiping and praying for good fortune. At the same time, the spring climate is very cool.
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