Sacred Yen Tu Mountain

13:28 | 21/02/2019
Yen Tu Mountain has been associated with the name and career of Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong, who founded the Truc Lam Zen sect bearing the typical Buddhist culture of the Vietnamese people.
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Statue of Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong in a meditative pose, 138 tonnes in weight, is the largest copper statue in Vietnam
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Dong Pagoda at the peak of Yen Tu Mountain, 1,068m above sea level, has been recognised as 'a bronze pagoda on the highest mountain in Asia' by the Asian Record Organisation
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Dong (Bronze) Pagoda was built in the Post-Le Dynasty (the 15th century). It is cast with pure copper and is 3m high, 12m2 wide and weighs 60 tonnes
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Hoa Yen Pagoda built in the Ly Dynasty (11th century) is the main one in the system of pagodas in Yen Tu
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Mot Mai (One Roof) Pagoda is located mid-mountain with its main roof half hidden in the mountain
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All the statues and worshiping objects in Mot Mai Pagoda are made from white stone with an average size of 34-62cm and date back hundreds of years
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The vestige of an ancient pagoda of the Truc Lam Zen sect
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Bohi tree leaf-shaped bricks
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Patterns are imbued with imprints of the Truc Lam Zen sect in Thien Dinh Tower

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