Top 10 Temples In The North of Vietnam

Tet is the occasion for families to go to the temple, pray for a happy and lucky new year. Especially for the North, this is a cultural beauty of their own.

In this article, DiChungTaxi will give you information about the 10 most sacred pagodas in the North including information where the pagoda? What is the bridge? The main ceremony time? How to move? and service fares here?

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    1. Hương Pagoda

2. Yen Tu Pagoda

3. Bai Dinh Pagoda

4. Ba Vang Pagoda

5. Keo Pagoda

6. Dau Pagoda

7. Tay Thien Pagoda

8. Ba Chua Kho Temple

9. Tran Temple

10. Hung Temple


Come to Huong Pagoda to visit Nam Thien Cave

Huong Pagoda is a famous pagoda of the North because the pagoda is sacred and located in a charming country, beautiful natural scenery. Come here, not only pray for safe, you can  also to enjoy pagoda specialty interesting.

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  • Where is Huong Pagoda?

Huong Pagoda is located in the scenic Huong Son, Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi.

  • What to pray?

Pray for family peace.

  • When to visit Huong Pagoda?

The period from January to the end of March is the time of Huong pagoda festival. On this occasion you will have the opportunity to enjoy the jubilantly air with the cultural activities of the Huong pagoda festival.

  • Where to visit in Huong Pagoda?

Huong Pagoda is a group of architects scattered in Yen Valley, there are four pilgrimage routes:

– Huong Tich route: Tien Tru Pagoda – Thien Tru Pagoda – Tien Son Cave – Giai Oan Pagoda – Tran Song Temple – Huong Tich Cave – Hinh Bong Pagoda.

This is the main and most sacred pagoda in Huong Pagoda

– Thanh Son route: Thanh Son pagoda – Huong Dai cave.

– Long Van route: Long Van Pagoda – Long Van cave – Sung Sang cave.

– Tuyet Son route: Bao Dai pagoda – Fish pagoda – Tuyet Son cave.

  • How to visit Huong pagoda?

– If you go by motorbike or private car, you go to Nguyen Trai street, go straight to Ha Dong to Ba La junction turn left to Van Dinh. Continue 40 km to Te Tieu then turn left and ask the people to go to Huong pagoda for the shortest way.

* Note:  Bring enough papers, car mirrors, and motorcycle helmets to secure yourself.

– If you choose to travel by bus, you can choose 3 routes including 78, 211 (My Dinh – Chi Tram), 75 (Yen Nghia – Te Tac)

– If you are traveling with family or group of 4 people, you should rent private car to save money. You should choose DichungTaxi to enjoy the best taxi service.

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  • Ticket Price to Huong pagoda?

– The general price is 85.000VND / ticket / visit

For adults over 60 years old and children over 10 years old, the price rate is 50% discount (when purchasing ticket to show ID card or membership card elderly people).

Children under 10 years old are free of charge.

Tourists need to visit other routes such as Long Van, Tuyet Son, only to pay the boat fee is 25,000 VND / ticket / pass for 01 guest.

– Huong pagoda’s ticket price for festivals is also not much changed. Specifically, the price of cable car for adults and children round return is 140,000 VND / ticket and 100,000 VND / ticket respectively. one way is 90,000 VND / ticket and 60,000 VND / ticket. In particular, children up to 1.1 meters or less are eligible for a child rate, which is above 1.1 meters of adult fare.


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Yen Tu Pagoda – “The land of Buddhism in Vietnam”

Yen Tu Pagoda is where Buddhist monk Tran Nhan Tong chose to be a place for spiritual practice and found Truc Lam Yen Tu to be called the “Buddhist land of Vietnam.” Therefore, Yen Tu pagoda is very sacred.

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  • Where is Yen Tu Pagoda?

Yen Tu Pagoda is located on Yen Tu Mountain in Thuong Yen Cong Commune, Uong Bi Town, Quang Ninh Province.

  • When to visit Yen Tu Pagoda?

In Yen Tu, there is a Spring Festival, usually held every year starting from January 10 and lasting until March (lunar calendar).

  • Where to visit in Yen Tu Pagoda

– Procession / Temple: where to visit before going to Yen Tu

– Yen Tu Truc Lam Monastery: This is a place for monks and lay people to study. Like a university, this is not a place of worship, but you can visit the tour before climbing.

– Giai Oan Bridge, Giai Oan Pagoda: where worshiping the palace, the concubine of King Tran Nhan Tong. Because they love the king, go to the mountains begging the king to return but failed, they lay down themselves to the stream of suicide.

– Hue Quang tower: a part of the remnant of King Tran Nhan Tong, the rest are worshiped in Tran temple in Nam Dinh.

– Hoa Yen Pagoda: Central Pagoda, largest Yen Tu relic. When the ancient Buddha is the preaching.

– One-pagoda: place of Buddha worship Avalokiteshvara, here is a slot for drinking water very cool

– Bao Sao Pagoda: where the Buddha entered the nirvana

– Van Tieu Pagoda: where the practice of the monks

– An Sinh and the statue of King Tran Nhan Tong: a statue of a monk stone and a huge bronze statue of Buddha (see picture below).

– Dong Pagoda: the highest peak of the mountain

  • How to visit Yen Tu Pagoda?

You can travel Yen Tu by motorbike, car (private), bus or rent private car (taxi). For those who come from Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Bac Ninh, motorcycle is most convenient.

– From Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, just go to Uong Secondary junction of National Road 10 and National Road 18 and turn left to Temple.

– Yen Tu from Ha Noi: go to Bac Ninh National Highway 18, go straight to the Temple. From here turn left 10km will go to Yen Tu.

– If you travel by coach, you can catch one to Uong Bi, Ha Long, Cam Pha, Mong Cai … in Hanoi. When you reach Trinh pagoda in Highway 18, tell the drive to leave you there. Then catch the bus 16 seats of Tung Lam company at the National Highway 18 to Yen Tu Mountain (10km), fare 20,000VND / person (very easy to catch, you just stand at the top of the fork will see the bus stop). Or go by Gold Bus, fare 10,000VND/ person / time.

– If you are traveling with family or group of 4 people, you should rent private car to save money. You should choose DichungTaxi to enjoy the best taxi service.

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  • Ticket price of Yen Tu pagoda?

This is the information that DichungTaxi search on the website of Tung Lam Yen Tu company (exclusive service operators here).

– Bus ticket 16 seats from Trinh temple to Yen Tu: 20.000VND

– Fare from the parking lot to the foot of the mountain: 10.000VND

– Private bedroom: from 150,000 VND to 500,000 VND / room.

– Dormitory room: from 100,000 to 180,000 VND / bed

– Restaurant service: from 40,000 to 80,000 VND / meal (including vegetarian & casual meals)

If you take the cable car should buy all two routes, take the cable car only up to An Ky Sinh still have to climb a section of about 200m trail. The way that most people go to climb the Dong Pagoda and then buy a cable car down, do not buy the cable car in the middle of the road because it’s expensive.

– Route 1 (Giai Oan – Hoa Yen): One way 120.000VND – Round trip 200,000VND

– Line 2 (Mot Mai – An Sinh): One way 120.000VND – Round trip 200,000VND

– Both routes: One way 120.000VND – Round trip: 280.000 VND

Note: Free tickets for children under 6 (height under 1m2), old people over 70 years old (ID card), monks and nuns (show cards).

* Service time for cable car:

– Festival season (from January to March lunar calendar): from 5h to 20h daily.

– In addition to the festival season (from April to December lunar calendar): From 7h to 18h daily.

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Bai Dinh Pagoda – “The largest temple complex in Southeast Asia”

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  • Where is Bai Dinh Pagoda?

Bai Dinh Pagoda is one of the largest temples in Vietnam, located in the Trang An lagoon complex, 15 km from Ninh Binh city center, about 95 km from Hanoi capital. It is located on the west side of historical relic Hoa Lu, on Highway 38B in Gia Sinh – Gia Vien – Ninh Binh.

  • When to visit Bai Dinh Pagoda?

Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival is a spring festival, which takes place from the first day of the Lunar New Year, opens on the 6th day of the Lunar New Year and lasts until the end of the third lunar month.

  • Where to visit in Bai Dinh Pagoda

Festival of Bai Dinh Pagoda consists of 2 parts. The ceremony includes the incense burning Buddhist incense, the memory of the holy Nguyen Minh Khong, the sacrifice Cao Son and worship the Holy Master of the Thousand.

The procession of the procession carrying the god Cao Son, the Holy Nguyen and the Goddess Thuong Ngan from the ancient temple to the new temple to conduct the Assembly.

The festival of Bai Dinh pagoda includes folk games, cave animals visit, visit the temple, enjoy the art of singing Cheo, Xà, Ca Tru Ung.

  • How to go to Bai Dinh Pagoda?

Ninh Binh is about 110km from Hanoi. There are a lot of options for you to choose from.

– From Hanoi, you can go to Ninh Binh by car, average about 20 minutes (from 5am to 11pm) will have a trip to Ninh Binh. My Dinh bus stations, Giap Bat have car to Ninh Binh. Time travel about 2 hours, the lowest price about 70,000 VND / person.

– You can also take a taxi or bus to Ninh Binh. However, taxi prices will definitely be a little higher but you will be transported home and enjoy the best service. You should choose the service of DichungTaxi to get the most economical price.

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– If you want to save some cost and take the initiative to view the road, visitors can go motorcycles or cars to Ninh Binh.

From Ha Noi, you follow Gia Phong street, Giap Bat bus station, turn to Phap Van – Cau Gie Expressway, from there to Phu Ly to Ninh Binh. Travel time is not more than 90 minutes.

  • Ticket price Bai Dinh pagoda?

Arrive at Bai Dinh Pagoda, you only pay 30,000 vnd/person/way for Bai Dinh Pagoda’s electric bus


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Ba Vang Pagoda – Brilliant night as the place to fight the scene

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  • Where is Ba Vang Pagoda?

The temple is located at 340m in a very beautiful position in the west of Uong Bi City, in front of Bach Dang Giang, bordering Haiphong City

Ba Vang Temple is very beautiful, just west of Uong Bi City. This temple has feng shui circuit from sacred pagoda of Yen Tu – Dong Pagoda, front is river, behind is mountain, the two sides are pine forest. Therefore, Ba Vang Pagoda is not only spiritual but also a very beautiful sight of Quang Ninh Province.

  • Where to visit in Vang Pagoda

When you come to Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh, you will have a chance to visit the Hung Vuong Palace, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the La Han corridor on the two sides of the temple, museums, libraries,

In the area of the Three Golden Pagoda there are many buildings built on the classic, such as the pillar of miniature …

  • How to go to Ba Vang Pagoda?

To travel to Ba Vang Pagoda, Quang Ninh you can go in two ways, it is private car (car, motorbike), passenger car or private taxi service (taxi).

– If you are traveling with family or group of 4 or more, you should book DichungTaxi taxi service for your convenience and enjoy the best service.

BOOKING

– If you travel by car you can go from home to the bus station in Hanoi such as My Dinh bus station, Gia Lam or Luong Yen.

Here you catch the car line Ha Noi – Quang Ninh with fares ranging from 100.000VND / ticket. After arriving at the stop is Ho Chi Minh City, you catch a taxi (about 50,000VND) to go to the Ba Vang pagoda.

– If you love adventure, want to go by motorcycle, the road is quite simple. From the center of Hanoi, you follow the direction of Chuong Duong Bridge – Bac Ninh City and follow Highway 18.


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Keo Pagoda – The most beautiful ancient temple in Vietnam

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  • Where is Keo Pagoda?

Keo Pagoda in Duy Nhat commune, Vu Thu district, Thai Binh province. Keo Pagoda is one of the most famous ancient monuments in Vietnam.

  • When to visit Keo Pagoda?

Every year Keo Pagoda holds two Spring and Autumn festivals: spring on the 4th lunar month, autumn on the 13 th – 15 th lunar month

  • Where to visit in Keo Pagoda?

The famous architecture of the pagoda is the bell tower. Keo Pagoda Keo Pagoda is a unique wooden artwork, typical for the ancient architecture of Vietnam post-Le.

  • How to go to Keo Pagoda?

The road to Keo Pagoda is very convenient, you can use private means, bus, bus or taxi.

– If you are traveling with family or group of 4 or more, you should book DichungTaxi taxi service for your convenience and enjoy the best service.

BOOKING

– If you travel by bus, you can go to My Dinh bus station, then take Long Thu, Mai Su, Hong Phong bus to Thai Binh bus station. From Thai Binh bus station to downtown, take a taxi. To take the initiative to move in the province or move to other districts of Thai Binh City, you can rent a motorbike.

– If you travel by motorbike, self-drive car: from Thai Binh center, follow Doan Khue – go through Song An – go to Nguyen Xa, then follow dike – go to Vu Tien turn left direction Keo village, is to Thai Binh Keo Pagoda.

– If traveling by bus, you should go route 06: Tinh Xuyen ferry – Thai Binh city – Keo Thai Binh.


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Dau Pagoda – The oldest temple in Vietnam

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  • Where is Dau Pagoda?

The temple has many names: Dien Ung themselves, Phap Van themselves, Meditation self. Dau Pagoda is located in Thanh Khuong Commune, Thuan Thanh District, Bac Ninh Province; about 22km south of Bac Ninh city center.

  • What to pray?

The most important meaning of the Strawberry Assembly is the demand for rain and wind, the longing for thousands of agricultural inhabitants, a large Buddhist festival of the North and Midlands.

  • When to visit Dau Pagoda?

The festival opens on the day of Man Nuong’s birthday, which is the 17th of January in Lunar year.

On the 8th of April lunar year, the pagoda worshiping Tu Phap association with center is Dau Pagoda. This is the oldest surviving festival to date

  • Where to visit in Dau Pagoda

Besides Dau Pagoda, you can visit some other places in Bac Ninh such as Phat Tich Pagoda, But Thap Pagoda, Dinh Bang Pagoda

  • How to go to Dau Pagoda?

From Ha Noi, follow National Highway 5 – go to Phu Thi T-junction, turn left on Highway 18B – pass Sap – Keo Market, go about 6km to Dau Pagoda.
– From the center of Bac Ninh, you follow Highway 38 – Via Ho Bridge – Through Ho Town – Go to Dong Coi Crossroad, then turn right on Highway 18B to Dau Pagoda.
– Bus 204, Hanoi – Thuan Thanh (Bac Ninh), you down in the market area near Dau Pagoda.


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Tay Thien Pagoda – Come to the Buddha

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Tay Thien Pagoda, Vinh Phuc has long been regarded as one of the spiritual land with harmonious and calm scene. Every year there are many people sincerely respect the Buddha, direction Sample pilgrimage to find here to demand peace, fortune for themselves and family.

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Ba Chua Kho Temple – Bridge of fortune, fortune, name

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In the belief culture of the Vietnamese, rare small temple attracts many visitors, especially businessmen, traders such as Ba Chua Temple.

  • Where is Ba Chua Kho Temple?

Ba Chua Kho Temple is located on the middle of Kho Mountain, at Me Me Street, Vu Ninh Ward, about 4km north of Bac Ninh City, about 33km from Hanoi.

  • WWhat to pray?

You can pray peace, health for the whole family. Please bless the road, name, talent, fortune for yourself. Especially, many tourists come here to ask for a loan from Mrs. Kho Khoi, hoping for a new year of work, prosperity.

  • When to visit Ba Chua  Kho Temple?

As usual, on the occasion of the beginning of the year, on January 14, tens of thousands of people returned to Bac Ninh to celebrate the feast of Lord Kho Kho to pray according to the belief of “early year of her loan, year end repayment”.

  • How to go to Ba Chua Kho Temple?

– If you are traveling with family or group of 4 or more, you should book DichungTaxi taxi service for your convenience and enjoy the best service.

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– If you travel by motorbike or private car, you follow the route through Long Bien bridge – Via Duong bridge – through Tu Son town – to the center of Bac Ninh city (this route is only about 29km). If you take the National Highway 1A, about 35km.

– If you go by bus, you can choose two routes:

+ Route 54 (Long Bien transit point – Bac Ninh city)

+ Route 203 (Giap Bat – Bac Ninh city – Bac Giang bus station)


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Tran Temple – Opening ceremony of the year

Tran Temple is a long-time worshiping shrine, worshiping 14 emperors of the Tran dynasty and other officials who are dedicated to the Tran dynasty.Đền Trần

  • Where is Tran Temple?

Tran Temple (Tran Mieu Temple) is a temple of Tuc Mac, Loc Vuong ward, My Loc, Nam Dinh about 90km from Hanoi.

  • What to pray

Opening year is a cultural activity bearing the imprint of our feudal dynasty. Many people go to Tran Temple relic, Nam Dinh to press to demand talent, demand, as well as.

  • When to visit Tran Temple?

The Temple Festival is held in three days, usually from January 13 to 15 each year. The festival begins with the opening hours of the hour (the middle of the night). Indians were distributed in 3 houses as the Dance House, the Temple of the Trung Hoa Temple and a point in the garden area Tran Temple.

  • Where to visit in the Tran Temple

Tran Temple includes 3 temples: Thien Truong Temple, Co Trach Temple and Trung Hoa Temple. Before the temple is the gate system. Through the gate is a rectangular lake. Behind the lake is Thien Truong Temple. The West of Thien Truong Temple is the Trung Hoa Temple, the East is the Co Trach Temple.

  • How to go to Tran Temple?

If you are traveling with family or group of 4 or more, you should book DichungTaxi taxi service for your convenience and enjoy the best service.

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– If you go by public transport

From Hanoi there are 3 means you can go to Nam Dinh as bus, train or waterway. Each vehicle has different schedules, fares vary, so you should consult as well as book a ticket in advance.

If you take a passenger car, you can refer to some car manufacturers such as Anh Kien, Chuan Luan, Nam Tien. To Nam Dinh, rent motorbike, taxi or taxi to visit the scenic spots.

– If you go by personal means

From Hanoi to Nam Dinh, take the expressway to Phap Van intersection, turn to the expressway and go about 32km to Cau Gie, take the National Highway 1A about 16km – 17km to Phu Ly town, turn left along National Highway 21A. (with signage). Continue about 30km to Nam Dinh. On the way you need to pay attention to some speed point is Dong Van Town (Via Gieng 12km), when entering Phu Ly, when to My Loc toll station (14km through Phu Ly).


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Hung Temple – The anniversary of the 10th of March

Hung Temple is a place to worship Hung Kings who have built the nation, the ancestors of the Vietnamese nation. Associated with tradition passed down through generations and become national pride.

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  • Where is Hung Temple

Located on Nghia Linh Mountain, Hy Cuong Commune, Viet Tri, Phu Tho is 7 km north of Viet Tri City, 90 km from Hanoi.

  • When to visit ?

You have to visit Hung Temple, Phu Tho at any time of the year but the most exciting and exciting that is the occasion March 10.

This is also the best time to go to Hung Temple, but at this time due to the large amount of visitors to the resort can increase the cost of tourism.

  • Where to visit

Places to visit in Hung Temple such as:

– Hung Vuong Museum

– Lower Temple, Trung Temple, Thuong Temple

– Temple Well

– Au Co Temple

In addition, if you have time, you can visit some famous tourist spots in Phu Tho such as:

– Ao Chau lake in Ha Hoa district, 50km from Phu Tho town, 70km from Viet Tri.

– Tham Thanh of Thanh Ba district, about 4km long.

– European Mother Temple Located in the relics of Hung Temple, Hy Cuong commune, Lam Thao district, Phu Tho province.

Xuan Son cave and forest belong to Xuan Son commune, Thanh Son district, west of Phu Tho province.

  • How to go to Hung Temple

– If you are traveling by public transit:

You can buy tickets along the route Hanoi – Phu Tho at My Dinh bus station or contact the prestigious car companies such as Manh Nga, Hieu Nghia … Ticket prices usually range from 50,000 – 60,000. Or you can buy a train ticket at Hanoi Railway Station. Price depends on seat type and vehicle quality.

– If you are moving by personal means

You go from Hanoi Highway 32 through Trung Ha Bridge, Phong Chau Bridge, go straight through the bridge to Hung Temple.

If you follow the National Highway 2 through Vinh Phuc, cross the bridge to the city center of the city turn left about ten kilometers to the Hung Temple.

Experience if you go in groups of 4 people up you should rent a car to be active and can save the maximum cost. You can book DichungTaxi’s private car at Dichungtaxi

BOOKING

Taxi has a car system from 4 to 16 seats, professional driving department, can serve customers at any time, anywhere.

Fare to visit Hung Temple?
– Price of the temple: 10,000 VND / person

– Tickets to the museum: 15,000 VND / person

– Fare for trains: 50,000 VND / person.


With 63 provinces and cities spread throughout the South, Central and North, there are many other famous and famous temples worth experiencing. However, with the 10 most sacred temples of the North, DichungTaxi has suggested above, hope you have a favorable trip, more luck in the New Year’s Day.

To order your DichungTaxi car for your early Buddhist pilgrimage, you can book your car online at Dichungtaxi.

DichungTaxi wish you good luck in the beginning of 2018!