Spiritual tourist destinations you should visit during Tet holiday
Yen Tu historical relic in Uong Bi city is considered to be the center of Buddhism of the Northern area and a “can’t miss” destination during the spring travel to the land of coal mines. Yen Tu Mountain is 1,068 meters above sea level with a total length of 6,000 meters of the road to the top of the mountain (Dong Pagoda).
Yen Tu Spring Festival officially begins on the 10th day of the first lunar month and lasts for three months. The famous tourist attractions in Yen Tu include Trinh Pagoda, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Giai Oan Bridge, Hue Quang Tower, Hoa Yen Pagoda, Mot Mai (One Roof) Pagoda, Bao Sai Pagoda, etc. In particular, Dong (Bronze) Pagoda was recognized the largest bronze-made pagoda in Asia and holds many records of Vietnam.
Looking down from this altitude of 1,068m, visitors eyes will be shrouded in mist, along with the white clouds slowly flying in the sky. Besides, the sacred and quiet atmosphere also helps people relieve their soul to wholeheartedly wish for the best things for their family and beloved ones.
In Da Nang city, there is a very interesting thing here that there are up to 3 pagodas of the same name - Linh Ung. These pagodas are located in Son Tra peninsula, Ba Na Mountain and Marble Mountains respectively and form a triangle of famous spiritual tourism.
Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula is located on a nearly 700-meter-high hill, leaning against the primeval forest and facing the sea so it is extremely airy, peaceful and tranquil. The most impressive feature of the pagoda is the 67-meter-high statue of Quan Am (Guanyin or Kuan-yin), the Bodhisattva of Mercy with 17 floors inside. Visitors can go all the way up to the top floor to watch the panoramic view of the peninsula.
Linh Ung pagoda on the top of Ba Na Mountain is also impressed by its ancient space which is influenced by the temples and pagodas of the North. On the way to the top of the mountain by cable car, visitors can easily realize the 27-meter-high statue of Duc Bon Su standing stately in the middle of the mountain and forest.
The last Linh Ung pagoda is located on the Marble Mountain and also known as Ngoai pagoda. Similar to the two above Linh Ung pagodas, there is also a white Buddha statue within the area of the pagoda which creates a restful and sacred space.
Long Son pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in the coastal city of Nha Trang. Though the pagoda with its long history has experienced many years of war, its pure and simple beauty still remains. The Kim Than Phat To (the giant white Buddha) statue in the area of the pagoda with 1.6 meter high and 700 kg in weight was recognized by the Vietnam Guinness Book of Records as “the largest outdoor Buddha statue in Vietnam”. If visitors are looking for a tranquil place to pray for peace for their beloved ones, Long Son pagoda is the perfect choice.
Dubbed as the largest pagoda on Phu Quoc Island, Ho Quoc pagoda, also known as Ho Quoc Truc Lam Zen Monastery, is a destination for the spring trip that visitors should not miss during the Tet holiday of 2017. The pagoda is surrounded by mountains, forests and the sea. Entering the entrance, visitors will be overwhelmed by a statue of Buddha made of marble gem. Behind the statue is a golden painting of a dragon and phoenix on a white plaster background. The majesty space of the sky and earth in harmony with the sacredness and solemnity of the pagoda will dispel all the troubles that help visitors find their peace of mind.
The youngest pagoda of the Mekong Delta - the Northern Truc Lam Zen Monastery is a new tourist attraction of Can Tho, the land of rivers and water. Walking inside the main gate, visitors will completely be enchanted by the scenery of the pagoda with two lotus ponds along the path and the elaborately carved statues of the Arhats. In a solemn and quiet atmosphere, visitors will be able to listen to the pure sound of the wind chimes. It will help visitors’ mind become tranquil and peaceful.
With the above spiritual tourist destinations, Vinpearl hopes it will help you have a perfect and meaningful trip during the spring holiday.