Cai Bau Pagoda (Trúc Lâm Giác Tâm ) built on the base of Phuc Linh Tu Pagoda 700 years ago, has now become a destination not to be missed for spiritual tourism in central Quang Ninh Province. Not only travelling but tourits also want to go to pagoda to pray for good healthy and luck in the New Year.
It stands back to back with the mountain and toward beach that create unique architecture to attract tourists. Truc Lam Giac Tam monastery or (Cai Bau pagoda) located on Van Don attracts visitors from everywhere to enjoy on spring occasion.
The Cai Bau pagoda was built on the throne Phuc Linh Tu Temple of the Chen in period of the war against invaders- 13th century Mongolia, where it was witnessed battles anticipation, set the stage for the Bach Dang victory in 1288. Constructed in the spirit of the temple area, Truc Lam Giac Tam Monastery is to commemorate the heroic virtues of the Tran who lost in the war and reminiscent of the old shrine. For years the temple has been widened and built new buildings such as main hall, bell tower, floor drum, three drum, three ports, up rooms, guest houses and so on.
Sanctum has a total area of 6.000 m2; tow-storey upper set of Shakyamuni Buddha, the back is bronze plaque describing the scene of the Bodhi tree. The two sides are statues of Manjushri and Samantabhadra Bodhissattva to symbolize wisdom and compassion. On the walls around the main hall is the exquisite bas-relief bronze which describes the Buddha’s life since his birth at Lumbini garden until enter Nirvana. Downstairs is currently the group, the word church Patriarch, Bodhidharma birth to Truc Lam Zen, Buddhist Emperor Sect maintains in Vietnam. From here you look down Bai Tu Long Bay immense waves in the still air of pure temple bell and the global concerns of life are often drowned.
The space in Cai Bau pagoda is not only peace, but also extremely sacred and pure. Blending with the bell voice, chanting and the gong sound is wave echo that make people fell calm and stillness.
In particular, no one is allowed for sale in the pagoda’s campus. If visitors want to stay overnight and enjoy vegetarian meals here, they will be allowed for free.
With many unique constructions that will surely make pilgrims unable to forget the feeling of peace and relief when entering the monastery.
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