02/11/2016 14:27 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Tran Quoc Pagoda among world’s most beautiful pagodas

Hanoi, November 2 (VNA) –Tran Quoc Pagoda of Hanoi was named one of the world’s 16 most beautiful pagodas by the Daily Mail, a British newspaper.

Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on a small island on the east side of Hanoi’s West Lake, the most ancient pagoda in the city at more than 1,500 years-old.

Tran Quoc Pagoda was the centre of Buddhism in Thang Long imperial city (former name of Hanoi) during the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225) and the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400).

The pagoda attracts many Buddhist followers as well as domestic and foreign tourists.

The top 16 beautiful pagodas also include Toji Pagoda (Japan), Shwedagon Paya (Myanmar) and Global Vipassana (India).
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