03/11/2016 | 12:46:13

Tran Quoc Pagoda among world’s most beautiful pagodas

Towers at Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

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).-VNA

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