Distinctive pagodas in Vietnam will bewitch tourists who enjoy religious tourism

Vienam has many ancient pagodas with distinctive architecture, which can bewitch tourists who enjoy religious tourism as well as be best places to visit in Vietnam.

Religious tourism is a type of tourism that its destinations are communal houses, pagodas, religious temples. Religious tourism helps tourists mix with the peaceful atmosphere of spiritual place in order to relax their mind and pray for something propitious. 

WHERETO is going to introduce tourists who love religious tourism to some distinctive pagodas in Vietnam. 

1. One Pillar Pagoda - Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Capital, North of Vietnam)

One Pillar Pagoda - Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Capital, North of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

One Pillar Pagoda - Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Capital, North of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Many historical documents assumed that One Pillar Pagoda was constructed in 1049. One Pillar Pagoda is an architecture area including a pagoda and a temple in the middle of the pond. This is similar to a lotus-shape. One Pillar Pagoda is one of the places to visit in Hanoicapital of Vietnam. 

One Pillar Pagoda is located at One Pillar Pagoda Street, Ba Dinh District - belong to the center of Hanoi - capital of Vietnam. An Emperor in the feudal period of Vietnam named Ly Thai Tong had this pagoda constructed.

One Pillar Pagoda was classified as a historical, architectural and art relic in 1962 by Vietnamese Ministry of Culture. When visiting One Pillar Pagoda, tourists can see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum lying beside. 

Besides that, you can walk around Old Quarter Hanoi, going to some great eating places in Hanoi located on Hang Buom, Hang Be or Hue street to enjoy the unique food of Hanoi Capital, which is considered as the soul of this place.

2. Huong Pagoda (Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi, North of Vietnam)

Perfume Pagoda - Chua Huong (Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi, North of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Perfume Pagoda - Chua Huong (Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi, North of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Perfume Pagoda is a word indicating a vast of temples belonging to Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi - 70km from the center of Hanoi - capital of Vietnam.

The center of this complex area is the ancient Perfume Pagoda. Perfume Pagoda is a well-known national heritage of Vietnam. 

Perfume Pagoda is a top spiritual tourist attraction in Vietnam, especially in Lunar New Year – the most important traditional holiday of Vietnamese people. Perfume Pagoda Festival occurs from January to the end of Lunar March. Taking part in this festival, you will experience the meaning of Perfume Pagoda to Vietnamese mental life as well as mix with ancient sceneries and charming nature.

Ticket price for visiting Perfume Pagoda: 50.000VND/person/turn (2.29USD). 

To make the whole excursion to the area of Perfume Pagoda, tourists need to take a ferry-boat with the price 25.000-35.000VND/ person/turn (1.14 - 1.60USD)

3. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda (339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, South of Vietnam)

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda (339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, South of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda (339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, South of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda lies at the center ofHo Chi Minh City, completed in 1971, being considered as one of the most famous Buddhism architecture in Ho Chi Minh City. 

From a distance, tourists can see the top of the 7-story tower with 40m in height.

In addition, this pagoda also has stone tower that was recorded the highest and the most thorough stone tower in Vietnam. This stone tower has 7 stories, being 14m tall and established in 2003.     

The stone tower at Vinh Nghiem Pagode. that was recorded the highest and the most thorough stone tower in Vietnam.

The stone tower at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda which was recorded the highest and the most thorough stone tower in Vietnam - Photo: Internet

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is a place that happen a variety of important religious activities of people in Ho Chi Minh City; concurrently, attracting people from other provinces as well as tourists everywhere. 

Particularly, on 30-7-2015, The British Prime Minister David Cameron and the senior crew of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom visited Vinh Nghiem Pagoda before finishing the visitation and business trip to Vietnam.

Website of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda has 3 languages: Vietnamese, English and Chinese. English website at http://www.vinhnghiemvn.com/english/

4. Thien Mu Pagoda (Ha Khe Hill, Huong Long Ward, Hue, Vietnam, Middle of Vietnam)

Thien Mu Pagoda (Ha Khe Hill, Huong Long Ward, Hue, Vietnam, Middle of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Thien Mu Pagoda (Ha Khe Hill, Huong Long Ward, Hue, Vietnam, Middle of Vietnam) - Photo: Internet

Hue Vietnam used to be the place to put capital of Vietnam. Thien Mu Pagoda is 5km to the west from Hue City - being one of the most ancient and famous in Hue Vietnam. 

Thien Mu Pagoda was constructed in 1601 - it means 414 years old up to now. This pagoda has a bell with 2.5m in height and weighs 3.285kg.

The two most important architectures of the pagoda are the 8-face tower with 7 stories, 21m in height and the magnificent, bulky front palace.

The natural sceneries around the pagoda are quite peaceful, picturesque with quiet garden of pine trees and fresh flow of Huong river.

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