Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi


The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a large city, one of the main attractions is considered Tran Quoc Pagoda. It was built 1400 years ago, but this time not just modify or even move from place to place. In the sixth century AD, Emperor Ly Nam De erected a temple complex, part of which was and this pagoda. Tran Quoc Pagoda several times changed its location. Once she was behind the dam Yen Fu. Now she stands on the shore of West Lake, on a small island a gold fish. It seems to move such a large structure Vietnamese as easily as the characters of the series Lazy Town throw spaceship through the wall. At sunset, reflected in the silver surface of the pond, it is very beautiful pagoda.

Pagoda Tran Quoc - a multi-layered structure, on top of which you can see a small spire. On all floors of the tower are white sculptures of Buddhas. Gradually closer to the spire, windows, made in the form of loops, become smaller as well as growth and sculptures. Inside the pagoda contains various relics important for Buddhists, for example, a golden statue of Buddha Sakyamuni. She is an active Buddhist temple. Next to it is a steel, which was built in the seventeenth century. It has a memorable recording from which you can learn the history of the pagoda. Also draws attention to the stupa, built of brick. In the early nineteenth century, this unusual building was renovated.

It is believed that Tran Quoc Pagoda symbolizes peace. Associated with it is an interesting legend. In a massive pot in the backyard pagoda rising bodhi tree. According to ancient legend, his grown from cuttings of the very Bodhi under which the Buddha experienced the most exciting moments in my life - attained enlightenment.

Travel agencies often organize excursions, which is a must-see destination visit Tran Quoc Pagoda. Visitors can not only see the beautiful building, but also a good time at the lake, where a large selection of cafes and restaurants where you can taste local food as well as European cuisine.