If you have the opportunity to travel to Khanh Hoa , spend a little time going to Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang. Vinlove is sure that you will have interesting cultural and spiritual experiences and admire the unique shell architecture in our country.
About Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang
Tu Van Pagoda, also known as Cam Linh Cam Ranh snail pagoda or San Ho pagoda, is located about 35km from Nha Trang city. This temple has a history of more than 5 decades, was built in 1968 and is located on 3/4 street of Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa. An architecture inside Tu Van Pagoda
The temple is not only a pure space for meditation but also a place that attracts many Buddhist monks and nuns everywhere to admire. In addition, this is also a destination that attracts young people to check in. Many young people often come here to check in
Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang was built and designed by hand with products from the sea such as clams, oysters, snail shells and coral. This is also one of the unique highlights that leave the biggest impression on visitors. The temple has a unique architecture
How to move to Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang?
If you go by motorbike or car, you can get to Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang quite easily. First, depart from Nha Trang city, follow the National Highway 1A and then drive to Ba Thang 4 Street in Cam Linh. This is considered the closest route to bring visitors to the temple. Before going, you should consider choosing a means of transportation because this distance is more than 50km long, the road is not too difficult. If you go by motorbike, you can just go and enjoy the scenery on both sides of the road. The road to the temple is very easy and convenient (Photo: cuongkhii)
Peaceful space inside Cam Ranh snail pagoda
Stepping into the sight at Tu Van Pagoda , the first impression that visitors can feel is a very airy and peaceful space. As soon as you enter you will see a Bat Nha boat (bottomless boat) erected from various types of conch shells. The boat was built up to 3 floors high, nearly 10m long, 4m wide. On the boat placed the three jewels of the Buddha. Check-in point is visited by many tourists
In the center, there is a statue of Dai Tang with the task of steering a boat carrying passengers across the river, carrying people across the wharf. On both sides of the boat, there are records of the Buddha’s teachings and life philosophies. Going a few more steps on the left is Quan Am Palace, on the right are statues of Buddha’s birthday, Buddha entering nirvana, Buddha attaining enlightenment, Buddha turning the Dharma wheel, Buddha leaving home. The reclining Buddha statue is located in the temple grounds There are many Buddha statues in the courtyard
Interesting things at Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang
Bao Tich Tower
Bao Tich Tower is an elaborate work built by the monks at the temple in 1995 and completed after 5 years of designing and collecting materials. The 39m high stupa consists of 2 low floors. The upper floor is a place to worship Buddha, the lower floor is a place for visitors to visit. (Photo: phmanhthu_)
The structure of Bao Tich tower is very sophisticated with 49 sub-towers surrounding the outside. From a distance, it looks like a lotus petal that is slowly blooming. This architecture is made from coral stone, including 8 doors called the Eightfold Path. The inside leaves the impression of very sophisticated and skillful pattern lines made from seashells and snail shells. Over the years, regardless of rain or shine, the shells and coral stones seem to have been tinged with time but still retain their majesty and ancient features. (Photo: Cuongkhii)
Road to Hell
Every time we visit Tu Van Pagoda, people whisper to each other to conquer the road leading down to 18 floors of hell. This “scary” road was built entirely of shells and coral stones, so it has a very mysterious and ancient beauty. With a height of 1.2m, the road is somewhat narrow, winding, winding with a depth of 10m through the ground. Therefore, when visiting, tourists must be careful to avoid touching the coral edges, causing scratches on their feet. The architecture is made entirely of seashells and coral
The deeper you go inside, the more humid the air becomes, and the murkier the scene becomes. At this time, many people feel a bit scared but are quite curious about what is ahead. To cross this road, you should prepare a flashlight. At the 12th chapter of the gates of hell, there will be a plaque recording bad deeds in the world. The road to hell depicts a rather brutal punishment for crimes in the human world in order to teach people to always live in a good direction, without greed, hatred and delusion. Very mysterious scene
Notes when coming to Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang
According to Khanh Hoa travel experience , when coming to Tu Van Pagoda, you should adhere to some of the following regulations:
- Read the temple rules and strictly follow them.
- Ensure order when entering the tour.
- Do not swear or swear when entering the temple.
When entering the temple, you should keep a pure mind
Located in the middle of the coastal city, Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang looks like a brilliant, unique piece immersed in the natural setting. What’s better than being somewhere in a series of days of wandering in Nha Trang, once you are immersed in a unique space is also interesting, isn’t it?