Dau Pagoda Hanoi

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Dau Pagoda – Hanoi

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Dau Pagoda

Dau Pagogda is located at the end of Gia Phuc Village, Nguyen Trai Commune, Thuong Tin District, Hanoi. It is famous for the two bronzes’ Xa Loi bodies: Vu Khac Minh and Vu Khac Truong.

The pagoda’s gate faces west; the walls are not too high, mossy green and decorated in Buddhist designs and patterns. High on the centre is a big panel with characters “Thanh Dao Tu”. Beyond the gate, visitors seem to be in a care-free world and live in an atmosphere of meditation. Three – door gate is an ancient architectural project overlooking Long Tri Lake. The gate was built in a lotus design with two roofs. The upper roof is symbol of positive world; the lower roof is square-shaped as a foundation. The pillar base­-stones to support the whole roof and the lowest roof is seen as negative world. Between the positive and the negative is a bronze-bell, a symbol of centre part of the lotus flowers.

A visit to Dau Pagoda helps visitors to see rare and precious exhibits: bases and stone-bases from Ly Dynasty decorated with lotus flowers. On staircases of the main hall, there are two stone dragons, a masterpiece of Tran Dynasty. The dragons were built in round bodies, winding as waves on blocks of stone; it’s really an artistic masterpiece. Visitors will be deeply interested in the ancient traditional architectures, the sculpture pictures on beams, columns or panels… all depict legendary traditions: fairies on dragons, boys fighting tigers, or four sacred animals: dragon, lion, turtle and phoenix (long, ly, quy, phuong) or 4 seasons: pine-tree, butter­cup, ivory-bamboo and apricot (tung, cuc, truc, mai). The sculpture designs look very beautiful, realistic.

But most interesting is the story of the monks: Vu Khac Minh and Vu Khac Truong. The story has it that: after reciting prayers, the monks burnt themselves by the innermost lire of meditation, they died under the altars of statues and their followers protected their bodies in meditativeness and coated with special paint, then put on closed-­in temples. This is the most special culture heritage in Dau Pagoda. It’s also a product of spiritism culture, the most sacred and interesting. The pagoda is admitted by Ministry of Culture and Information as “culture historical” monument.

How to get to Dau Pagoda?

There are several ways for getting to Dau Pagoda citael from Hanoi. You can book a private car with driver; take a local bus; take a bike ride; take a motorbike tour; or just seat on the back of a bike (motor-taxi)…You have many choices depending on your personal interest and budget. At vietnamcarhire.com we only provide the following options.

  • Rent a private car with driver.

Dau Pagoda car hire packages

The following car rental packages are only samples we design for travelers to visit Dau Pagoda from Hanoi. These packages include a private car with driver for return transfer from/to downtown Hanoi.

Hanoi car rental with driver

At Vietnam Car Hire, we offer a big variety of car types for you to explore Dau Pagoda as well as its surroundings. Options includes economy, compact, full-size, van/minivan, SUVs, MPV, and coaches. Whether you look a 4 Seater Sedan or a 45 Seater Coach for a half day, or one day trip to Dau Pagoda, we can arrange the transport for you.

Booking a car for a day trip to Dau Pagoda is very simple at vietnamcarhire.com. Just browse the car rental packages above, select the package that suits your needs the most, then proceed to the booking. You can also let us know your requirements by filling this form in, our car rental agent will contact you back with a free quote.

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