Explore top 5 spiritual destinations in Vietnam

Have you ever heard about Spiritual Tourism? It has been developing in other countries such as India, Japan, China, and Thailand and now becomes a new trend of Vietnam tours. Annually, many tours are organized for visitors to pilgrimage to top famous spiritual destinations in Vietnam. To meet the demand on traveling to outstanding religious tourist sites in Vietnam, AloTrip – a favorable travel advisor with its official website as alotrip.com – recommends some most visited pagodas in the country. 1. One Pillar Pagoda One Pillar Pagoda is situated in Hanoi. It is one of the most favorite attractions in the city. Located in the complex of Ho Chi Minh historical relics, One Pillar Pagoda owns itself an outstanding religious and spiritual beauty. One Pillar Pagoda has only one part lying on a stone pillar in the middle of a lotus lake. Legendarily, the temple was built as the dream of King Ly Thai Tong (1028-1054). In 1049, the King dreamed of Guanyin seating on a lotus and leading him to the main part. After telling a monk about the dream, he was recommended to build a temple on a stone pillar amid a lotus lake. The temple is seen as a lotus of Guanyin on the column as seen in the dream. Therefore, the pagoda was named Dien Huu Pagoda, and then it was renamed Chua Mot Cot (One Pillar Pagoda). Every year on the 8th day of the fourth lunar month, the King used to come to the pagoda to conduct religious ceremony, along with monks and people around Thang Long Citadel. One Pillar Pagoda is also chosen as one of the most outstanding symbols of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. In Thu Duc District in Ho Chi Minh City, there is another version of One Pillar Pagoda. In addition, in Moscow, the capital of Russia, another version of One Pillar Pagoda constructed in Hanoi – Moscow Culture – Commerce – Hotel Complex. It is the biggest work of Vietnamese people in overseas. One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi was voted as one of the most impressive pagodas in the region and in the world. It is among the most popular stopover in Vietnam tour packages. 2. Perfume Pagoda Ranking the second, Perfume Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in Vietnam. It appeals visitors and pilgrims by its long-lasting existence and architecture. It is a Vietnamese religious and cultural complex which comprises tens of Buddhist pagodas and temples. The center of Perfume Pagoda is located in Huong Son Commune, My Duc in Hanoi, near the bank of Day River. The pagoda was constructed in late 17th century. Then, it was destroyed in the French resistance war in 1947. In 1988, the pagoda was rebuilt. Annually, from the 6th day of the first lunar month to the third lunar month, Perfume Pagoda Festival takes place. In spring, Perfume Pagoda becomes more beautiful with the change of natural landscapes and the coziness atmosphere in the pagoda. 3. Yen Tu Pagoda Yen Tu Pagoda is located in Yen Tu Mountain (Quang Ninh) which is a high mountain range in the Northeast of Vietnam. 베트남 밤문화

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