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Binh Thanh tourism: BTO - I visited Co Thach pagoda on a day at the beginning of the week in September 2012. A relatively large number of tourists flocked to here. All sightseeing sites and worshipping places are crowded with people. Besides professional restaurants serving refreshment, there are also many mobile stalls selling souvenirs, seafood specialties, fruit, food and drink ... to set up quickly to satisfy visitors' demands within the holiday seasons. But if there are more convenient … [Read more...]

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After sightseeing Co Thach pagoda, visitors can immediately see sparkling multicolored Ca Duoc rocky expanse which located along the over one-kilometer-long coastline with innumerable colorful and multi-dimensional stones. Especially, this whole large are

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Binh Thanh tourism: Needing favorable conditions to grow BTO - I visited Co Thach pagoda on a day at the beginning of the week in September 2012. A relatively large number of tourists flocked to here. All sightseeing sites and worshipping places are crowded with people. Besides professional restaurants serving refreshment, there are also many mobile stalls selling souvenirs, seafood specialties, fruit, food and drink ... to set up quickly to satisfy visitors' demands within the holiday … [Read more...]

Binh Thanh tourism:

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Needing favorable conditions to grow BTO - I visited Co Thach pagoda on a day at the beginning of the week in September 2012. A relatively large number of tourists flocked to here. All sightseeing sites and worshipping places are crowded with people. Besides professional restaurants serving refreshment, there are also many mobile stalls selling souvenirs, seafood specialties, fruit, food and drink ... to set up quickly to satisfy visitors' demands within the holiday … [Read more...]

Champa artistic items named national treasures

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VGP - Eight ancient exhibits representing the Champa culture are named among the country's 77 national treasures. Champa was an Indic civilization that flourished along the coasts of what is now central and southern Viet Nam for roughly a one thousand year period between 500 and 1500 AD. The remnants of classical Cham art extant today are seen mainly in brick temples, sandstone sculptures in the round, and sandstone sculptures in high and low relief. A few bronze sculptures and decorative items … [Read more...]

One-Pillar Pagoda to be upgraded

Hanoi's ancient One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Ba Dinh district, will undergo extensive renovations in the first quarter of next year at a cost of over 18.6 billion VND (875,000 USD). Preparations for the upgrade project are accelerated, according to Ba Dinh district's authorities. The upgrade will involve the main building and courtyard plus the surrounding lake, paths, and facilities. The project is expected to be completed and open for tourists in early the second … [Read more...]

Hanoi to spend US$850,000 to restore iconic pagoda

The pagoda has sustained serious damage during the past several years.

Hanoi will spend more than VND18 billion (US$849,057) for the restoration of the Mot Cot - Dien Huu (One Pillar) Pagoda, announced by Ba Dinh District's People's Committee on December 12. Since May, officials from Ba Dinh District, where the pagoda is located, together with the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Venerable Thich Tam Kien, the pagoda abbot, and experts, discussed the pagoda's conditions during several meetings. The meetings were held after Venerable Thich Tam … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s One-Pillar Pagoda to be revamped

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Following the 'ultimatum' filed by head of Hanoi's hallmark Mot Cot (One-Pillar) pagoda, in which he said he will carry out the renovations if his petition goes unheeded again, a meeting was held on May 15 to discuss the project to revamp the pagoda. At the meeting, joined by officials from the Ba Dinh district, Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Venerable Thich Tam Kien, the pagoda head, and experts, the pagoda conditions were brought up, including the expansion incongruous … [Read more...]

One Pillar Pagoda the soul of Ha Noi

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Rising up: Lotus blossoms rising up in a muddy pond are a symbol of pure virtue in all circumstances, according to Buddhist philosophy. — VNS Photos Truong Viù Buddhist monks, Ha Noi officials and experts are trying to figure out the best way to preserve one of the most beloved cultural heritage sites of the Vietnamese people. Nguyen My Ha reports In the early 1990s, as a student, I often visited Chua Mot Cot - the One Pillar Pagoda. I had an internship in an office nearby. I remember seeing … [Read more...]

Hanoi’s One-Pillar pagoda desperate for revamp

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After five years of relentlessly appealing for repairs to be made to the Hanoi's iconic, nine-century-old Mot Cot (One-Pillar) pagoda, which has sustained serious damage, its leader recently sent an "ultimatum" to the local government, stressing that he would take the matter into his own hands if his petition goes unheeded again. In the 'ultimatum' sent to the Hanoi People's Committee, Venerable Thich Tam Kien, the pagoda head, reiterated that within 30 days from May 3, if he still doesn't … [Read more...]

One – Pillar Pagoda Recognized as Asia’s Most Unique

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After half a century of being classified as a national historic site in 1962 and seven years of being recorded in the Vietnamese Guinness Book as the pagoda with the most unique architecture in the country, Mot Cot (One-Pillar) Pagoda was recently recognized as "The Pagoda with the Most Unique Architecture in Asia" by the Asia Record Organization. This once again affirmed the nearly-thousand year old pagoda's historical and architectural values. The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is placed at … [Read more...]

Hanoi pagoda recognized as Asia’s most unique

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On November 12, Hanoi's Mot Cot (One Pillar) Pagoda received the certificate recognizing it as "the pagoda with the most unique architecture in Asia" from the Asia Book of Records. One Pillar Pagoda Photo: VNA At the ceremony to receive the certificate, Thich Tam Kien, abbot of the pagoda, suggested that authorities hold seminars to find the best methods to restore the pagoda while retaining the values of the ancient relic. The One Pillar Pagoda was built under the reign of King Tong, who … [Read more...]

Vietnam to restore old iconic temple

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Hanoi authorities have proposed a US$1.5 million project to restore a nearly 1,000 year old pagoda, which is a symbol and tourism attraction of the capital city, news website VnExpress reported Sunday. Tourists visit Mot Cot Pagoda in Hanoi … [Read more...]

One-Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi named in Asia Book of Records

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The Hanoitimes - The o­ne-Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi has been named as o­ne of the most unique works of architecture o­n the continent, in the Asia Book of Records. This was announced by the Indian office and details of the ancient o­ne-Pillar Pagoda were submitted by the Vietnam Book of Records or Vietkings. According to 'Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu' (Complete History of Great Viet), the pagoda was built in the winter of 1049 under the reign of King Ly Thai Tong. Legend has it that King Ly Thai Tong, … [Read more...]

One-Pillar Pagoda – Asia’s most unique pagoda design

The Saigon Times Daily It was recognized as the pagoda which has most unique architecture in Asia by the Asian Record Book Center at Faridabad, India on October 10. The pagoda, formally known as Dien Huu Tu, which literally means "long lasting happiness and good luck" is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi. It owns a pride of reflecting the architectural splendor that the country has grown. The legend has it that, ageing Emperor Ly Thai Tong of the Ly dynasty, who had no children, … [Read more...]

Hanoi-based pagoda part of Asian architectural record

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Hanoi's Một Cột (One Pillar) Pagoda has earned an honorable place in the Asia Book of Records as one of Asia's most unique pieces of architecture, the Vietnam Records Book Center (Vietkings) reported. Một Cột (One Pillar) Pagoda in HanoiPhoto: Tuoi Tre The information was officially released yesterday after the Asia Book of Records completed their work related to the recognition on October 10. The pagoda, located in Hoan Kiem District, was built under the reign of King Ly Thai Tong (1028 - … [Read more...]

One pillar pagoda wins Asian recognition

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The One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, has been recognised by the Asian Records Organisation as having the most unique architecture on the continent, the Vietnam Records Organisation said on October 17. One Pillar Pagoda (Source: VNA) Originally dubbed Dien Huu, which means long-lasting happiness and good luck, the pagoda was built in 1049 on the orders of King Ly Thai Tong. During the Ly Dynasty, to mark Vesak or Buddha's birthday, it was the site where an annual … [Read more...]

Binh Thanh tourism:

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Needing favorable conditions to grow BTO - I visited Co Thach pagoda on a day at the beginning of the week in September 2012. A relatively large number of tourists flocked to here. All sightseeing sites and worshipping places are crowded with people. Besides professional restaurants serving refreshment, there are also many mobile stalls selling souvenirs, seafood specialties, fruit, food and drink ... to set up quickly to satisfy visitors' demands within the holiday … [Read more...]

The ten best destinations in Vietnam

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Globalgrasshopper, a popular site for international tourists, has listed the top ten must-see destinations in Vietnam. Son Tra peninsula Son Tra Peninsula, about 10km from the center of Da Nang City to the north-east, is a special gift of the god to Da nang. It is an ideal place for tourists in Vietnam travel to the city, to get away for the day and enjoy the real feeling of a different Vietnam. Son Tra looks like a mushroom of which the cap is Son Tra Mountain and stalk is a beautiful … [Read more...]

Coming to Co Thach to watch sparkling sea and blue sky

Co Thach tourist attraction which belonged to Binh Thanh commune (Tuy Phong district), has attracted a great number of tourists in some recent years. This is a complex of tourist attractions including pagoda, beach, rocky shore, sand dunes, fishing village, ... combining together to create a continually image in motion. Perhaps this is the reason why it's like a new emotion every time we come. The sea is unchanged and its wave laps the shore playfully. Co Thach pagoda remains quiet and mixes the … [Read more...]

For that very reason, Co Thach pagoda was ranked as a national scenic relic in 1993. Every year, there are tens of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists coming here to do sightseeing and making a pilgrimage. Most of them are Buddhist followers. Besid

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Coming to Co Thach to watch sparkling sea and blue sky BTO - Co Thach tourist attraction which belonged to Binh Thanh commune (Tuy Phong district), has attracted a great number of tourists in some recent years. This is a complex of tourist attractions including pagoda, beach, rocky shore, sand dunes, fishing village, ... combining together to create a continually image in motion. Perhaps this is the reason why it's like a new emotion every time we come. The sea is unchanged and its wave … [Read more...]