Bodhi tree, which is considered a sacred symbol of Buddhism, is seen in many places in the northern province of Ninh Binh. Locals use Bodhi leaves to make artistic paintings with spiritual meanings.
|Bodhi trees in Bai Dinh Pagoda, a famous spiritual landscape in Ninh Binh. (Photo: VNA)|
|Folk artisans in Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province select hard, dark green Bodhi leaves with beautiful shapes to make leaf paintings. (Photo: VNA)|
|The leaves are soaked in limewater. (Photo: VNA)|
|Artisans clean the Bodhi leaves in a meticulous manner. (Photo: VNA)|
|After being cleaned, Bodhi leaves are dried by the sunlight. (Photo: VNA)|
|Bodhi leaves are dyed to create a bright yellow colour. (Photo: VNA)|
|Artisans are making Bodhi leaf paintings at a workshop. (Photo: VNA)|
|“Khat vong” (Aspiration) painting is made from Bodhi leaves. (Photo: VNA)|
|Bodhi leaves with different colours, such as white, yellow, red, and orange, create brilliance for each picture. (Photo: VNA)|
|A painting made from Bodhi leaves. (Photo: VNA)|
|Painting “Dong Son bronze drum” is made from Bodhi leaves. (Photo: VNA)|
|The picture "Buddha under the Bodhi tree" is made from thousands Bodhi leaves in combination with the bark of an ancient tree. (Photo: VNA)|
Bodhi trees growing on the roof and their roots embracing the entire Tan Dong communal house (Tien Giang province) is an image that attracts tourists.
Coming to Dia Tang Phi Lai Pagoda, visitors will feel like stepping into a quiet and peaceful fairyland. Only about 70km from Hanoi, the pagoda is a wonderful place to discover.