Green Heritage » Green Architecture

September 28, 2021, 1:37 am

Keo Pagoda designated special national relic

(15:55:18 PM 28/10/2012)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The Keo Pagoda in Duy Nhat Commune, Vu Thu District, in northern Thai Binh Province, has been recognised as a special national relic for its unique historical, cultural, architectural and artistic values.

 


 


The Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh Province. (Photo: Internet)
 

The province held a ceremony on October 24 to receive the title and officially open the 2012 Keo Pagoda Autumn Festival. 

After the first ceremonies, the delegates, along with many Buddhist monks, nuns, followers and tourists, offered incense in commemoration of Buddhist monk Duong Khong Lo and those who took part in the pagoda construction, from the 17th century. 

Just over 130 km away from the capital Hanoi, Keo Pagoda, which was built in 1632, is an ancient building but has 102 rooms, more than any other pagoda in Vietnam. 

There are two passages, which separate the pagoda from the temple. They are designed with curved roofs that join together at the 11.5m-high iron and wood bell tower. 

The tower has three storeys, each of which possesses its own tiled roof and bronze bell. 

The 108,000m2 pagoda is home to a wealth of ancient artefacts, which range from intricately engraved wooden dragons to a collection of over 100 statues. 

It has also preserved many valuable antiques, such as a pair of candlesticks from the Mac Dynasty, pottery and altars from the Le Dynasty and several imperial boats. 

The Keo Pagoda Autumn Festival is held annually from the 13th to 15th of the ninth lunar month, in honour of monk Duong Khong Lo, who is said to have cured King Le Thanh Tong from illness. 

In addition to the traditional religious rituals that commemorate the Buddhist monk, the festival also hosts a variety of cultural activities that reflect the lifestyle of the Red River Delta’s agricultural communities.
VietNamNet/VNA
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI

Send comments you read about: Keo Pagoda designated special national relic

* *
*
*
(Environmental News welcomes your opinions read the article. The discussion will be reviewed before posting. Environmental News reserves the right to reject words offend individuals or organizations; words left habits and customs, law violations. Readers discuss accented Vietnamese. Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the Environmental News. Thank you for your contributions and cooperation of)
KHÔNG XẢ RÁC BỪA BÃI
Cat- center 3
Cat- center 4
 Black magic: Turning coal into art

Black magic: Turning coal into art Tin ảnh

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Quang Ninh Province, home to the famous Ha Long Bay, has large reserves of anthracite coal which account for 90 percent of Vietnam's coal output.

 Stirring images of Northern Vietnam in 1967

Stirring images of Northern Vietnam in 1967 Tin ảnhTin mới nhất

(Tinmoitruong.vn) - In 1967American journalist Lee Lockwood captured these hard to forget moving images of Northern Vietnam during his historical 28-day stay.

Cat- center 6