Address: at Long Tien street, under the foot of Bai Thoi mountain, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province
Characteristic: Long Tien pagoda is the biggest one and famous historical site in Ha Long city
Long Tien pagoda was built in 1941. The pagoda is described with rare architectural style which was developed under Nguyen dynasty. On the top of three-gate door is a Buddha statue in sitting posture, below is a bell tower with three outstanding words “Long Tien Tu” and two parallel sentences in two sides. On the right of main hall worship Tran dynasty’s generals; on the left is Tam Phu Thanh Mau palace. Outside the three-gate door has a Bodhidharma statue.
On the top of three-gate door is a Buddha statue in sitting posture, below is a bell tower with three outstanding words “Long Tien Tu” and two parallel sentences in two sides
On March 24 (lunar calendar), at Long Tien pagoda takes place a festival which conveys great spiritual meaning for everyone. When spring comes, on festival season in Quang Ninh, people call Long Tien pagoda Trinh pagoda. Pilgrims always want to burn incense at Long Tien first before continuing their journey to Yen Tu.
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