With many spectacular and significant pagodas being dotted throughout the country, here are some good suggestions for worshippers to visit to mark the 2563rd anniversary of Lord Buddha’s birth.
The famous One Pillar Pagoda is a historic temple in Hanoi built by the Ly dynasty. Among its other names are Dien Huu and Lien Hoa Dai.
Nestled among a magnificent landscape, Yen Tu mountain is renowned for the Dong Pagoda, a bronze temple that sits 1,068 metres above sea level.
Kim Son Bao Thang Pagoda can be found at the peak of Fansipan mountain at a height of 3,000 metres.
Tam Chuc Pagoda in Kim Bang district in the northern province of Ha Nam spans an area of 5,000 hectares and is widely considered as the nation’s largest pagoda.
One of the most sacred and ancient pagodas in Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda sits beside a river and is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in Thua Thien-Hue province.
Linh Ung Pagoda is located in an area known locally as Bai But, or Buddha's Sanctuary, on Son Tra peninsula. The area is a popular tourist site in Danang city.
Duc Pagoda is home to a huge Buddha statue on Ly Son island in the central province of Quang Ngai.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda, also known as Ve Chai Pagoda, is located in Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. It is considered as one of the most unique structures throughout Vietnam, with the walls and ceiling being decorated by a mosaic of thousands of broken pieces of glass and terracotta.
Doi Pagoda is one of the most beautiful pagodas and features Khmer architecture that is typical of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang.