Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Situated only 50 meters from St Joseph’s Cathedral, right at 50 Ly Quoc Su Street in the Old Quarter Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is considered as one of the oldest one of its type in Hanoi. Although being built in 1131, Ly Quoc Su Pagoda has experienced several renovations to have its nowadays architecture, especially the restoration in the year 1954 when it was damaged during the French colonial period. Indochina travel Vietnam

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

In spite of the change in its appearance, this nearly-900-year-old temple built in Vietnamese style is still so precious thanks to the preservation of many valuable antiques including the Buddha statue and the Tu Chung’s valuable bell, as well as the precise architecture of various special carving patterns.

Still reserving the statue of Ly Quoc Su’s, Buddha statues as well as statues of priest Tu Dao Hanh together with his mother and Monk Giac Hai, this temple is considered as the cultural and historical treasure of Vietnam. North Vietnam travel packages

Peaceful atmosphere

Peaceful atmosphere

As a custom, every year in the spring, Hanoi people often go to Ly Quoc Su Pagoda to desire for both blessing and boom. Visitors go to the pagoda not only for showing their respects but also for learning more about the cultural value as well as keeping the historical value of the pagoda.

Standing in a serene residential quarter, on a side of Hoan Kiem Lake, this Vietnamese constructed pagoda has a 12-storey tower. Apart from representation of Buddhist sutra for the priests and nuns, Ly Quoc Su also taught medicine, prescription of medicines and how to write and read for many people in the temple as well as surrounding areas. Ly Quoc Su also trained many bronze casting craftsmen thanks to his skills in bronze casting.

Inside the pagoda

Inside the pagoda

Because of his merits, in 1141 when he died at the age of 75 at Giao Thuy Pagoda, King Ly Anh Tong had a temple built right on the ground of the residential quarter where Ly Quoc Su had lived to honor him and to show the respects of Vietnamese people to this national hero.

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