Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital

Thien Ton Pagoda and Cave is one of the four most sacred pagoda located in the land now belonging to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, now Ninh Binh province.

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital

The cave pagoda is currently located in Thien Ton town, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital

Thien Ton Pagoda is a worshipping relic decicated to Tran Vu Thien Ton, the patronage god of the East of the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital


Thien Ton Cave still preserves many worshipping objects with cultural and historical values, such as 18 statues of arhats, a stone altar with the patterns like "twin dragons waiting for the moon", the shape of phoenix, flowers, etc., that are deliberately carved and skillfully decorated

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital



From 1930 to 1945, Thien Ton was the meeting place for revolutionaries from districts of Nho Quan, Gia Vien and Gia Khanh 

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital


With cultural, historical and spiritual values, in 1962, the Thien Ton Pagoda - Cave Relic Complex was recognized as a national historical and spiritual relic 

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital


Thien Ton Cave is located in the area of Dung Duong Mountain

 
Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital


Ancient half-moon shaped lake inside Thien Ton Pagoda 

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