Chuong (or Bell) Pagoda in the Red River Delta province of Hung Yen bears historical values of the land in northern Vietnam. Located in Nhan Duc commune, Hien Nam ward, Hung Yen city, Chuong Pagoda is part of the Pho Hien – a historical and cultural relic complex that attracts tourists to Hung Yen province. Legend has it that in a cataclysmic year, a gold bell on a raft floated down the river to the alluvial ground of Nhan Duc Hamlet. The villagers built a pagoda to hang the bell. Every time the bell was struck, its sound travelled for thousands of miles. Thus the temple is called Chuong (Bell) Pagoda. Chuong Pagoda was built under the reign of the Le Dynasty in the 15th century, and it was upgraded in 1702. The pagoda has the same structure as many pagodas in the north, consisting of a three-door entrance gate, forecourt, front-worshipping rooms. Behind the three-door entrance gate is the stone bridge dated back to 1702. There is a path in the middle of the ground. “I have come here for many times. I see the pagoda not only is a sacred place but it also has a beautiful landscape…. Read full this story
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