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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 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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  • 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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  • 30 km NE of Hanoi, on the Bank of the Duong River, near the village Dâu, a beautiful pagoda from the bustle of the old city of Hanoi in an environment full of serenity. Dating back to the 13th century, it houses a superb statue of the goddess of mercy of 1000 arms and 1,000 eyes, huge statues wooden Buddha, a mill in prayer of 18 m high, number of jackfruit wood carvings and the famous Tower of the brush.
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  • The history of this Pagoda is nearly 700 years ago but it was completely finished building in 17th century, which is more than 400 years ago. In short, you will love the Pagoda if you are an ancient a...  more »
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  • nice palce to visitin Ha Noi
  • Lovely place to sit and take in the city!
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  • Unique structure, beautiful and colorful

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