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Tay Phuong pagoda
Tay Phuong Pagoda is located in Yen Village, Thach That District, Hanoi. This is the exhibition of national engraving and sculpture masterpieces. We at Lotussia offer Hanoi day trips, half day tours offering you the chance to discover, at your own pace the pagoda as well as its surrounding rural villages. Cycling on the back roads to visit one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam.
The pagoda was built in the 8th century and has been restored several times since. In 1632, the pagoda was rebuilt according to the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam (three), featuring three sections: the upper sanctuary, back palace, and lobby rooms.
In 1794 under the Tay Son regime, it was completely renewed, hence its present design. It comprises three successive constructions: the Hall of Prostration, the Main Shrine, and the Sanctuary, all with doubletiered roofs. It seems that this architectural arrangement is inspired by Buddhist and Confucianist thought: the three constructions symbolize the three forces governing the world.
The central construction has a directing role and is consequently raised higher than the others. It symbolizes Heaven. The construction at the rear plays the role of a foundation: it symbolizes the earth. The construction closest to the world of man stands in front. The whole structure is the symbol of Thai Cuc (the Prime Principle, from which the whole world derives). The double tier of the roof symbolizes the double principle, Luong Nghi, yin and yang. The slopes, the roof on the four sides symbolize the four elements of heaven, Tu Tuong; the sun, moon, stars and deities, while the slopes on the eight sides stand for the Eight Signs of the Sacred Octagon (Bat Quai).
All the wooden parts of the pagoda are beautifully sculpted following folk motifs: mulberry leat Ficus leat lotus flower, chrysanthemum; dragon, phoenix, etc. But the Tay Phuong Pagoda is mostly famous for the statues it contains, magnificent wooden sculptures representing Buddhas as well as Vajrapanis (Kim Cuong) and Arhats (La Han) who are middle-ranking Buddhist deities. One in particular portrays Sakyamuni in meditation at the foot of Tuyet Son (Snow Mountain). He was then leading a life of extremely severe ascetics, and his emaciated body, as represented by the statue, shows good knowledge by the artist of human anatomy. The figures of the Arhats each bear distinctive features which depict meditation in original aspects. All are impressive works of art.
How to get to Tay Phuong pagoda?
There are several ways for getting to this attraction from downtown 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.
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Car hire Tay Phuong pagoda
The following car rental packages are only samples we design for travelers to visit Tay Phuong pagoda from Hanoi. These packages include a private car with driver for return transfer from/to downtown Hanoi.
Frequently asked questions
How far is Tay Phuong pagoda from Hanoi?
The distance from downtown Hanoi to this tourist attraction is approximately 30 km.
What is the best way to get to Tay Phuong pagoda from Hanoi?
The best way to get to Tay Phuong pagoda is to hire a car and driver. Because the public transport is slow and busy, drop off place will be far from the site.
Hanoi car rental with driver
At Vietnam Car Hire, we offer a big variety of car types for you to explore this tourist site 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 out of Hanoi, we can arrange the transport for you.
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