Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jade Emperor Pagoda

Jade Emperor Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City(Vietnam)





Vietnam - interesting country with a rich culture, interesting architectural monuments. On the development of religious architecture in this country influenced Buddhism and Confucianism, so pagodas (temples stacked) can be found in more or less every major city.


But the most famous is undoubtedly the Jade Emperor Pagoda, located in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built in honor of the supreme god of the sky Ngoc Hoang, in 1900, the money belonging to the Chinese community.


Covers the roof of the building tiles, which have a small hole. It is through them in the halls gets light. Besides sunlight pagoda cover a lot of candles and incense unto the flavor makes this place special.


Decoration of the main sanctuary is the statue of the Jade Emperor, which is surrounded by four guards. It is believed that this god decides who can be sent to heaven, and who should go to hell. In the pagoda there are sculptures and other gods. But tourists this place is remembered for another reason. When you come to the pagoda, it seems very attractive and interesting. A small building painted in a nice pink color, original jewelry, pleasing to the eye ... But those who will be inside, will dumbfounded, because fall into this "hell of a room." It is a statue of the Devil, and on the walls - pictures of ten circles of hell. Strong impression - is an understatement, many compare Jade Emperor Pagoda with room for fear. Eerie and gloomy atmosphere acts in many areas.



But, you can go into the courtyard, which is not similar to those dark halls: it is planted with a variety of plants, beautiful flowers. There you can buy fish and small turtles and learn where to buy shiitake mushrooms. It is believed that the man who will bring them into the pond, which is located here, will be able to get rid of their sins. Now this small pond live a great number of these animals. This pond - a favorite place for kids.


Jade Emperor Pagoda give a lot of emotions and experiences. This is one of the most interesting attractions of Vietnam, so all those who are going to Hoshmin, you need to find time for a little sightseeing.



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