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Admire the space of Vietnamese pagodas in the 17th and 18th centuries at the spiritual complex of Ba Deo peak


Visitors have the opportunity to explore the architecture of Vietnamese pagodas in the 17th and 18th centuries, while admiring Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu – a magnificent spiritual cultural complex on Ba Deo mountain (Ha Long).
On the spiritual tourism journey in the Northeast, any Buddhist wants at least once to set foot in Yen Tu, to immerse himself in the “ephemeral realm” at the sacred peak; Or experience the unique mountain road leading to Loi Am Tu – the most sacred temple in Quang Ninh…

Now, not only sightseeing, praying for peace at ancient temples and pagodas, visitors can also go back in time, explore the architecture of Vietnamese pagodas of the 17th and 18th centuries, while worshiping Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu – Spectacular spiritual cultural complex on Ba Deo mountain (Ha Long). “Touching” the past Immaculate with the Buddhist spirit and inheriting the long-standing traditional cultural values ​​of the nation, Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu is a combination of Vietnamese pagoda architecture in the North in the 17th and 18th centuries and the bright application of create folk visual language. The spiritual cultural complex has a total area of ​​​​about 4,000m2, leading visitors into the space of ancient Vietnamese pagodas through the following items: Tam Quan, Ngu Phuong Bao Thap, Bell Tower, Khanh Lau, Tam Bao, Ancestor House, House model and the two sides of the corridor Ta vu, Huu vu. The image of the lotus – the symbolic flower of Buddhism is vividly represented in the architecture of Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu: from the overall design to the decorative motifs, shapes… In particular, the architectural technique of stacking matches on the roof opens an interesting association with the image of a lotus blooming in a lotus, creating a unique and unique look for Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu. Going to the end of the spiritual and cultural complex, visitors will notice the impressively stylized lotus image on every carved detail; Flexible variations on the decorative motifs on the wooden door, the foot of the column, the wooden beam system… More interestingly, the pillar system on the beam is also placed on the lotus. Seniors or tourists who love ancient architecture will surely be delighted to see the familiar wooden roof frame of the old Northern region in Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu. The artisans recreated to create a special architectural highlight for the spiritual cultural complex on the top of Ba Deo. In the midst of the spacious space of the mountains, the sea, the green pine hills, the comedy roof tiles and the stylized details of the cloud pattern like to lead visitors into the “place of the future”, leaving the world behind. all troubles. Contemplating the peaceful and peaceful meditation space on the top of Ba Deo, Venerable Thich Dao Hien – Member of the Central Executive Council, Deputy Head of the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Ninh province expressed: Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu was newly built, but the architecture still retains the traditional features of Vietnamese Buddhism. This is very valuable in this time “. New imprint in the land of Buddha Prestigious and dignified, surrounded by green pine hills, Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu is a new mark “to complement the majestic and poetic landscape of Ha Long Bay” – as shared by Venerable Thich Dao Hien. All works belonging to Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu (except Ngu Phuong Bao Thap) are made entirely of ironwood, making this place one of the few cultural and spiritual works in Vietnam today built from the wood. “ I was very impressed with Dai Hung Bao Dien throne built in a quiet meditation space with bold traditional architectural influences. “, Venerable Thich Duc Thien – Vice President, General Secretary of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha expressed. Inheriting and distilling ancient capital, Tam Bao was built with the shape of the letter Cong (I), two-walled roof architecture. The front hall consists of 5 compartments, the harem includes 3 compartments. The architectural imprints of Vietnamese pagodas in the 17th and 18th centuries are vividly simulated: from the roof frame in the form of “gong rack, stack of ruong” to the comedy nose tile roof, sophisticated stylized rattan motifs… If you have ever been surprised by the ancient and majestic look of famous stupas such as Pho Minh tower (Phu Minh Pagoda, Nam Dinh), Phuoc Duyen tower (Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue), then when you come to Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu, Visitors will not be surprised by the strange design of Ngu Phuong Bao Thap. Standing tall in the open space, Ngu Phuong Bao Thap is a special highlight in the overall architecture of Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu, containing many interesting “cultural codes”. The work is designed according to the model of the five Buddhas, including 5 towers, representing: 5 directions (East, West, South, North, Center), 5 sets (Bao Bo, Lien Hoa Bo, Vajrayana, Karma). Department, Buddha Department) and 5 colors (blue, red, yellow, white, black). The central tower consists of 9 floors, 25.2m high, inside is placed a Buddha image and 4m high scriptures, taken according to the sample of Buddhist scriptures dating from about 1,000 years ago at Nhat Tru Pagoda (Ninh Binh) with the wish of peace. peace for all peoples. Four towers around, each tower consists of 5 floors, 12.1m high. Following the stairs leading to the second floor of the stupa, visitors can zoom in to see Ha Long Bay in the distance. The design simulating the architecture of the ancient Vietnamese pagoda and the elaborately crafted statue system (including 102 phoenixes) is making Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu a destination for visitors to pray for peace and experience rich scenery. extending the pilgrimage route to Quang Ninh – the “ancestral land” of the Truc Lam Zen sect. To get to Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu, visitors can go from the Japanese garden of Sun World Halong Complex through Cau May – a blue steel bridge spanning the gorge. Not only connecting the two hilltops in the Ba Deo range, this special bridge also leads visitors from the Zen space of Phu Tang to the traditional Vietnamese spiritual and cultural space. Visitors will feel like they are walking among rich cultures, with feelings of peace, luck and goodness.