Tour of the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam Bai Dinh
• Tour of the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam Bai Dinh
Bai Dinh Pagoda (Bai Dinh) near Ninh Binh is famous for its large and beautiful architecture and a well-known record huge statues of Buddha. It was built in honor of King Li Tai and is considered the largest and complex Buddhist pagoda in Vietnam.
The complex consists of two pagodas: the old and new. The old pagoda Bai Dinh is located on the hill 200 meters high, which was recognized as a cultural and historical heritage of Vietnam. New Pagoda Bai Dinh, about 700 hectares, is located not far from the old location. Here, every year on the sixth day of the first month of the lunar calendar, the festival dedicated to the holiday Vesak starts, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors, mainly Buddhists. After the new gate pagoda Bai Dinh 500 can be seen Buddha statue, each height of 2.4 m and a weight of around 4 tonnes. The complex has the largest bronze Buddha statue in South-East Asia, weighing about 100 tons, three 50-ton statues of Buddha and two huge bronze bell.
Arriving at the complex and estimated its size once it became clear that there would have to stay longer than one hour. By the way, on the street that day was exhausting heat at 47 degrees.
Initially, many of the elements and the building looked like the Forbidden City in Beijing.
A route along the main wall - Temple of 10000 Buddhas in Hong Kong:
Buddha are all different, and each has a label with a signature.
The decoration of the temples are very impressive.
According to the incredible heat goes farther up the hill ...
The first full moon of the month Wesak, the second in the Indian calendar - the most sacred point of the year for Buddhists all over the world. On this day they celebrate Vesak - the last day of the birth, enlightenment and dive into Nirvana Buddha. These events occurred at different times, but, according to the myth, in the same day - May 1st full moon.
The festive atmosphere transforms the very temples and monasteries.
Turtle, which is why the money placed in the mouth:
And this segment began to resemble the Great Wall of China:
The oldest pagoda was under restoration:
I always like the Buddhist pagoda in them with you, no one pays attention, people come on business.
A huge sculpture on the hill:
On the way back we saw off the endless rows of turtles:
This is the largest Buddhist complex in Vietnam Bai Dinh.