Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

Preparations are well underway to prepare Tam Chuc pagoda in Kim Bang district in the northern province of Ha Nam for the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019, which will take place between May 12 and May 15.

Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

The roads heading towards the entrance gate have undergone maintenance ahead of the event.
 

 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

Covering a total area of 5,100 hectares, the pagoda complex consists of nearly 1,000 hectares of lakes, as well as 3,000 hectares of mountains and natural forests. The main body of construction is close to completion. The event is expected to welcome over 1,500 international delegates.
 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

The International Conference Centre, 31 m high, is built on the surface of the lake.
 

Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak 

     Covering an area of over 2,000 square metres, the centre is able to accommodate 2,600 guests.

 
 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

The shrines of Pham Chu and Tam The as well as Tam Quan gate are seen within the Tam Chuc pagoda complex.
 

 
 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

Workers are currently putting the finishing touches to a giant mural which will be on display in front of Tam The shrine
 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

Three giant bronze statues are placed at the centre of Tam The shrine. Each statue weighs 200 tons.
 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

Shrines and pagodas throughout Tam Chuc pagoda complex are decorated with 12,000 murals depicting the legends of Buddha. The murals have been carved into volcanic rock by Indonesian artisans.
 Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak

Ngoc (Jade) pagoda is located on That Tinh mountain peak which stands at 460 metres above sea level and has 299 stairs leading up it. It is made entirely from red granite and weighs more than 2,000 tons. In total, 200 Indian artisans are involved in designing it.
 

Tam Chuc pagoda gears up for UN Day of Vesak 

 

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