It is about 85km away from Hanoi to the west is one of the three largest Zen Monastery of the country (Truc Lam Da Lat and , Truc Lam TayThien). Having built right beside the heritage and Tay thien ancient, it was not only known as the land of spiritual but also the famous land for pilgrim to the Buddha and enjoying the scenery landscape.
Chancel contained ancient area. Standing down the mountain and looking up, Meditation Center was blurred in the clouds. The way up that was twisty, winding, four surfaces covered with clouds, pine, wind is spacious and clean. The landscape was strangely pure. It has attracted tourists by the attraction of natural landscape.
Here drawing visitor by its curious and unique natural landscapes. The mountains are covered with a layer of dark green jungle with many old trees, streams emitted when recording, which winds … monastery sprang up amid magnificent tree as extended roads bring people find meditation on the spiritual world.
With the area of about 4.5 hectares, and 50 ha of peripheral forest, it was located at an altitude of 300m above the sea level. From the main hall, the organizers, guest houses, galleries, triple gate, steeple, empty hall … to internal sections, it included: increasing road, meditation halls and the Interior special training was built very marvel, unique and bold with the impression of oriental architecture. Octagonal Gallery laid on the top of a hill and the 35m Buddha statue. All paintings and statues were on the walls of the bell tower, drum tower and porch.
As Thich Thong Van, this was where the earliest development of Buddhism in Vietnam was introduced. Around the 3rd century, there was an Indian monk named Khuong Tang Hoi. He stopped here and built the temple to propagandize. Therefore, this is the cradle of Buddhism in Vietnam which contained within it a landmark called Tay Thien. It was handed in over two thousand years for Vietnamese Buddhists who committed Buddhist to country.
Thich Thong Van said, “Dai Hung Buu Temple was 17m, 673.2 m2 area, with 4 pillars with a diameter of almost 1 meter, in the middle there were 3 statues of Buddha: Buddha in mind, saving glass the practice was to open up the insight, development in mind, go to enlightenment Buddha … This temple can offer 600 Buddhists, tourists visiting the temple in the festivities”.
On the left of Dai Hung Buu Temple was the display of artifacts dating to the Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen Dynasty … The house behind Dai Hung Buu Temple have 4 bodies of monks: Khuong Tang Hoi and Truc Lam’s triangle ancestors ( Tran Nhan Tong, Phap Loa and Huyen Quang).
The massive project was being built with the record time: in 15 months. Only Dai Hung Buu Temple was constructed only in 9 months. The reason for building so fast was due to the contributions of thousands of people including artisans and craft villages in most of the entire country: Hà Tây, Bắc Ninh’s carpenters, Non Nuoc’s stone workers, Ninh Binh; bricklayer of Nam Dinh, Hanoi …
Bell and drum were in charge of the artisans in Hue, Nha Trang, Dong Nai… The Buddhist statues were made of sandstone (Cham rocks and the Egyptians used to sculpture), the depth and eternity for hundreds of years. The drum that was made of jackfruit wood of Gia Lai forest, with a diameter of up to 1.5m, 2m long and the bell weighed 2 tons, were cast from a famous village for casting bronze bell in Hue.
It can be said that Truc Lam TayThien, TayThien and the scenic area had the huge tourism potential, especially spiritual tourism. If someone had once come here, they surely will not forget the unique and very real feeling such as: clouds “cuddle mountain”, pine, wind …, strangely pure. Truc Lam Tay Thien brings the great relaxing moments for those who have once arrived.
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