The pagoda is considered a spiritual symbol with great architectural features in Vietnam. When life is too busy or filled with too much worry and insecurity, Vietnamese people come to this sacred place to find some peace for themselves. In today’s article, Language Link will share with you the top most beautiful temples in Vietnam. The temples have existed for many generations that you must visit once in your life when traveling to Vietnam
The most beautiful Vietnam temples
Yen Tu Pagoda – The sacred place on the majestic mountain top
Yen Tu Pagoda is located in Nam Mau village, Thuong Yen Cong commune, Uong Bi city. This is the “golden” land of the people of Quang Ninh province with gentle nature and cool climate.
This sacred temple possesses extremely characteristic Buddhist architecture. That is the impressive design of the three-way gate with two floors and eight roofs. In addition, the roof of the pagoda has the shape of scales and is roofed in a curved way to the sky. It is because of this design that from a distance, we feel the majesty exuding more clearly.
Stepping deep inside, visitors will be surprised by the splendid beauty in the temple grounds. That beauty comes from each decoration to the meticulous dragon and phoenix carvings on each design.
Stepping to Yen Tu, you not only have the opportunity to discover the ancient and solemn beauty of Buddha statues. You can also admire the majestic beauty of Yen Tu mountain. Yen Tu Pagoda is most beautiful in spring. This is also the time when most tourists come here.
Bai Dinh Pagoda – The temple in the middle of the vast mountains
Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh puts on a pure and ancient beauty in the midst of a vast landscape of mountains and forests, featuring majestic architecture but bold traditional colors of national culture. Bai Dinh Pagoda is praised worldwide as the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia.
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a famous spiritual and cultural tourist area located in the population that attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to visit every year.
The ancient Bai Dinh pagoda was built in Sinh Duoc cave, this is the harmony between humans and nature, creating a noble, idyllic, idyllic, pure but immense between trees, flowers and leaves. This historical site after hundreds of years still retains the unique beauty of Buddha land. This place is famous for the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and the highest and heaviest bronze bell in Asia.
You can go to Bai Dinh pagoda in any season of the year.
Tam Chuc Pagoda – one of the largest Vietnam Temples in the world
Tam Chuc Pagoda is located in Ba Sao town, Kha Phong commune, Kim Bang district, Ha Nam province.
Tam Chuc Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Vietnam. It is also one of the largest temples in the world. The temple is located in a poetic setting, with an immense lake in front of it. The pagoda is surrounded by limestone mountains and natural forests, providing a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for all visitors.
One of the main works of Tam Chuc Pagoda – Ha Nam is Tam The Palace. In the main hall of the hall are three black bronze statues of Buddha – Tam The representing the past, present and future. Each statue weighs more than 80 tons and behind each statue is a lotus petal inlaid with gold.
Walking around Tam Chuc Pagoda – the largest temple in Vietnam, visitors can freely admire 12,000 stone paintings about the life of Buddha, carved by Indonesian workers from volcanic rock and then transferred to Vietnam.
Tam Chuc is the most attractive spiritual tourist area, likened to “Ha Long Bay on land”. This is one of the Vietnamese temples that you must visit once in your life.
Huong Pagoda – one of the Vietnamese temples with a unique festival
Huong Pagoda is located about 65km from the center of Hanoi, is a complex of pagodas in Huong Son commune, My Duc district. One of the Vietnamese temples in the TOP of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Visited by many tourists from near and far not only because of the rare sacredness but also because of the special spring festival here. The cultural interference between the three religions Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism combined with the beauty of heaven and earth makes the Huong Pagoda Festival more special.
Every year, at the beginning of spring, thousands of Buddhists and tourists come here to pray for peace, love, career and immerse themselves in attractive traditional fun activities.
Along with the spiritual beauty, Huong Pagoda also attracts visitors with its surroundings. Yen stream year round with water flowing on both sides with clear water, along with lush flowers and plants in 4 seasons have made this place a favorite sightseeing spot for many people every time they come to Huong Pagoda. Sitting on a small canoe boat drifting along the stream, each season you can see the beauty of a different flower.
Thien Mu Pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue
When mentioning Hue, people will immediately think of Thien Mu Pagoda because this is one of the most scenic destinations in Hue. The green mountains, charming scenery and the quiet beauty of nature here will make our souls more peaceful. Over hundreds of years old, Thien Mu is famous for its charming scenery that makes visitors admire. This place was considered the point of guarding the long vein of the country at that time.
Lying on the side of the Huong River, which bends gracefully. Thien Mu Pagoda possesses an ancient architecture that adds more charm to the beautiful natural scenery of this place. The sound of Thien Mu bell is likened to the soul of Hue, echoing by the Perfume River, sowing nostalgia in the hearts of people and tourists when coming to the ancient capital of Hue.
Visiting Thien Mu Pagoda, anyone must be surprised by the poetic and lyrical natural scenery here. Seen from above, the whole hill is like a giant turtle carrying on the back of the stupa. Around the tower are rows of green old trees, lotus ponds give visitors an indescribable sense of peace.
This is not only a quiet place, a sacred destination for Buddhists from all over the world, but also a love curse. So for those who have not visited, the temple is actually a mystery that is worth exploring and learning.
Linh Ung Pagoda – one of the Vietnam temples located along the coastline
Linh Ung Pagoda, Son Tra is considered the Buddha realm in the middle of the world. The pagoda is located on the top of a mountain in Bai But, Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang.
Linh Ung Pagoda can be considered as one of the ideal places to visit in the livable city of Da Nang. When you come to this place, you can find a sense of peace in your soul, relaxation and tranquility in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Linh Ung Pagoda is one of the three famous pagodas of Da Nang city. Not only marked by the sacred spiritual culture, but this place also reached the top of the beautiful virtual check-in places in Son Tra peninsula. Impressed by the unique architecture, surrounded by the natural beauty of the charming countryside. It is for such reasons that every year, Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda attracts a large number of tourists to visit.
This is also the temple in Da Nang with the tallest statue of Quan The Am in Vietnam. Avalokitesvara Buddha statue sits on a giant lotus platform facing the sea, creating a majestic and sacred atmosphere for this temple.
Because the temple is located outdoors with a large space, surrounded by mountains and forests, according to the experience of many people, you should come around March – September every year.
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda – one of the oldest Vietnam temples
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda with its large campus and massive architecture. As one of the temples in Vietnam attracting thousands of tourists to visit.
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda brings a peaceful beauty, in contrast to the busy and chaotic scene in the city. This temple is not only impressed by the classical architectural style but also has many unique cultural features. When coming here, you can admire the nature, worship and learn more about the religion and beliefs of the people of Saigon.
The temple includes many unique miniatures and works. Although the architecture here is classical, the construction techniques and materials are extremely modern. The temple is considered a typical work of Vietnamese Buddhist architecture in the 20th century.
In addition to sightseeing or worshiping, visitors here can also participate in meaningful community activities held at the temple. Every year, this temple organizes charity activities such as cooking rice for charity, supermarket with 0 dong, etc. Every day, up to 500 free rice meals are delivered to disadvantaged families and the homeless. When participating in these activities, you will have more rewarding experiences and contribute to helping those in difficult circumstances.
Above are the 7 most famous temples, spread across 3 regions of Vietnam that we would like to introduce to you. Hope you will have a chance to visit and explore them one day.