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Overview of Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda
Quan Thanh Temple is one of the four temples that carry the religious message as if to keep the four gates of Thang Long in the past. The four temples are Bach Ma Temple, Voi Phuc Temple, Kim Lien Temple and Quan Thanh Temple.
Located next to West Lake, means to keep the western gateway for the ancient Thang Long capital. Creating harmony for the landscape and architecture of both West Lake area is Kim Lien Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Also in the architectural complex with Quan Thanh Temple, Trấn Quốc Pagoda is located on a high mound of Hồ Tây. The pagoda dates back to 1500 years, is also considered the oldest temple in Thang Long, Hanoi.
There is harmony in the overall of the solemn, ancient and peaceful between the green, cool space of West Lake. As a Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel in the Ly and Tran dynasties. It is home to many Buddhists and tourists from all directions because of its historical and architectural values.
The architecture of 2 famous works
If so, it means that from the date of moving the capital from Hoa Lu and Ninh Binh to Thang Long Citadel, the temple was also built. With a harmonious layout, the wooden parts of the temple are intricately carved and have high artistic value.
The main hall (worshiping hall) where Tran Vu is located has 4 roofs (4 veranda). In the middle is a diaphragm of “Tran Vu Quan”. The two walls have carved poems praising the temple and statue of Tran Vu by Nguyen Dynasty authors such as Nguyen Thuong Hien, Vu Pham Ham … statue Tran Vu, Luan Cong Vu Cong Chan Chan.
With the arrangement and strict principles of Buddhism, Tran Quoc Pagoda is no exception for building a appearance. The pagoda was built in many layers with 3 main houses, namely Tien Duong, Thieu Huong and Thuong Dien, connecting the word Cong.
Behind Thuong Dien are two rows of corridors, next to Giong Chuong, on the right is the nest house and on the left is the beer house.
Today, tourists from all over the world come here first to worship the Buddha, then to see the temple. For foreign visitors, they often come to learn about the history of formation and development of Vietnam in peace and prosperity