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Golden Pagoda - a temple located in the middle of a lake in Ninh Binh

Update: 11/01/2023
Not as famous as Bai Dinh pagoda, but Ninh Binh also has a unique Golden Temple located in the middle of a vast lake, exuding a charming and poetic beauty that captivates people.

Golden Pagoda was built based on the old architecture of Bat Long Pagoda - an ancient temple built by King Le Dai Hanh more than 1000 years ago, with an area of 28 hectares, in Ninh Nhat commune, Ninh Binh province and far from the city center about 1km to the East. Located on a small island in the middle of Ca Voi Lake, right on Trang An road leading to Trang An - World Cultural and Natural Heritage site; The Golden Pagoda is located prominently in the middle of the lake, with a fresh and pure space that attracts the attention of many tourists when passing through here.

The Golden Temple was built according to the octagonal architecture with 8 sides facing each other in 8 directions, symbolizing the worship of the 8 Kings of the 12 ancient armies of Bat Long Pagoda: Ngo Xuong Xi, Nguyen Sieu, Pham Bach Ho, Kieu Cong Han, Do Canh Thac, Nguyen Khoan, Kieu Thuan and Nguyen Thu Tiep.

Throughout the campus of the Golden Temple are planted a lot of green trees, from old trees to skillfully trimmed bonsai pots. the year is cool and fresh. Around the main temple, there are also 3 small pagodas with different architectures, typically a stone building with 3 floors, gradually tapering upwards, located on a small circular piece of land emerging in the middle of the lake.

Especially, when night falls, the temple not only becomes pure in the sacred Buddhist space, but also is lit up with golden lights as its name, sparkling in the space, illuminating the whole world. A sky and brilliantly reflected on the lake surface, making us feel like we are admiring a shimmering, fanciful festival of lights that we can't take our eyes off.

Like a picture of charming water, coming here you can worship Buddha and make a pilgrimage to pray for peace for your family and friends. At the same time, borrowing the beautiful scenery of a peaceful place to take impressive and beautiful photos or videos, together recording memorable and interesting memories during the trip to discover the Golden Temple.

Source: Translator: Hai Van; Photographer: Xuan Lam
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