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Pagoda But Thap, Hanoi

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Bút Tháp Temple is a Buddhist temple located near the dyke of the Đuống River, Thuận Thành District, Bắc Ninh Province, Vietnam. The temple is also popularly called Nhan Thap Temple. The temple was built in the 13th century. The temple houses the biggest Avalokiteśvara statue with one thousand eyes and a thousand arms. But Thap Temple is one of the most famous pagodas in Viet Nam. Inside, there are various valuable ancient objects and statues, which are considered to be Vietnamese masterpieces of 17th-century wood carving. During the same time the temple had become famous for the venerable abbot and Zen master Chuyet Chuyet 1590 - 1644.The pagoda has 10 buildings spreading for 100 meters from the three-entrance gate to the bell-tower and back house. Inside the temple are more than 50 statues of different sizes including the Triad Buddha, Manjusri on a blue lion and Samantabhadra on a white elephant. The most remarkable is the thousand-handed and thousand-eyed Guanyin, which is described as a sculptural masterpiece of Vietnam.The architecture, sculpture and decoration of the temple were exclusively confined to the 17th century, so it was the best intact and typical example of Vietnam’s classical Buddhist art.
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  • The fruit that recalls "at the same time" the mango and pineapple is great. The roasted seeds have a back taste of chestnuts. With wood, make millstones, marquetry and incidentally very beautiful lacquered statues as here!
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  • What a fabulous place - here is where Buddhism was first introduced to Vietnam-so much history and so many ancient relics and religious statues -including one extremely large Buddha currently being re...  more »
  • Magnificent Buddhist pagoda very well restored and located outside Hanoi in a place very calm. In the sanctuary, you can see a beautiful wooden statues of jackfruit lacquered and the statue of a goddess in the 17th century to the thousand arms and a thousand eyes. Out of the enclosure, do not forget to discover the tower with a brush, Tower housing the relics of the founding monk of this pagoda.
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  • Impressive temple with wooden figures. Definitely worth visiting. Pity that it's not well preserved and full of dust!!!
  • A nice place. it is an old pagoda
  • Amazing place to visit and discover vietnamese culture
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  • Nice and peace place

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