Ba Vang Pagoda Quang Ninh is one of the significant cultural and spiritual tourist sites. It has contributed to the province’s tourism and cultural development strategy, which is a vital tourist route between Ha Long and the surrounding areas of Quang Ninh.
Overview of Ba Vang Pagoda
Size and location of Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh
Ba Vang Pagoda, also known as Bao Quang Tu, is located on Thanh Dang mountain, in Uong Bi, Quang Ninh. It is a highly large-scale temple with an area of up to 1000m2, at an altitude of 340m above sea level. Coming to Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh, you will experience a sizeable Buddhist space with beautiful scenery. In front is a long river, and behind is a mountain with two famous peaks, Thanh Long and Bach Ho, opening the eyes of the viewer.
Overview of Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh
Tam Quan Gate – green garden campus
Right in front of the entrance when you arrive is the Tam Quan Gate going up to Dai Hung Bao Dien. The sophisticated and monumental design gives visitors a unique feeling about this place. You will encounter a large garden with many beautiful designs when entering the gate and there is a lotus pond and a small pagoda-like the One Pillar Pagoda in the middle of the lake. Lush green lawns and stone walkways hold visitors back.
Right on the temple grounds, you can take and hunt a lot of beautiful photos. Around there are verdant trees, small bridges, and colorful flower gardens like the fresh garden of a resort. The design and paint color of the temple is still very new, but it is because it has been repaired many times. Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh is 300 years old during the reign of King Le Du Tong.
The design of Ba Vang Pagoda, typical of Vietnamese Buddhist design
Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh was a structure of 3 large compartments with a harem behind. The pavilions worship the Buddha, the Mother, and the Lord. The main hall is Dai Hung Bao Dien with an exquisite 2-story design. Especially with creating the most beautiful large Buddha image in Buddhist temples in Vietnam.
The beautiful design of Ba Vang Pagoda
The statues have an average height of over 2m; the impressive statue is the 10.8m high statue of Bodhisattva Quan The m, weighing 80 tons. All are made from monolithic granite and carved by skilled artisans. In addition, there is a series of other small projects such as the teaching area, the bell tower, the library…
Design the entire temple campus in a rectangular shape from the outside to the inside. The largest main hall is suitable from Tam Quan gate. Behind are some slightly smaller sub-temples. Along the two sides are countless small pagodas. Whether it is night or day, the space of Ba Vang Pagoda is as beautiful as a fairy tale.
When should you visit Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh?
Ba Vang Pagoda is a spiritual tourist destination, so domestic and foreign tourists will often like to visit the temple at the beginning of the year to visit festivals at the temple. There are 2 times when the big celebration is:
- The 8th day of the first lunar month
- 9th day of the 9th lunar month
- Rest, if you combine and want to visit Ba Vang Pagoda on the occasion of visiting the bay, you can still see the temple at any time of the year.
Moving from Ha Long to Ba Vang Pagoda
From Ha Long city, you travel by motorbike along Highway 18, going to Uong Bi city. This road is about 30km long and takes less than 1 hour by motorbike. From the beginning of Uong Bi city, you will go to a small street in the inner city to reach Ba Vang Pagoda.
You will pass through the Lung Thanh eco-tourism area to reach Ba Vang Pagoda, a famous tourist destination of Uong Bi. The road from the city’s beginning to Ba Vang Pagoda is nearly 5km long.
Some notes when visiting the temple
When going to the temple, you need to dress politely, and if you wear a skirt, you will not be allowed to visit the temple, regardless of whether the dress is short or long. They also have long wraps ready if you’re wearing shorts or a mini skirt. However, the dress code at Ba Vang Pagoda is quite strict, so you should pay attention to this.
Note when visiting Ba Vang Pagoda in Quang Ninh.
The offerings and procedures for offering incense to friends are in the temple. Ba Vang Pagoda is quite close to Ha Long, so you can travel and visit in half a day. You do not need to worry about different food and sleep services there. You should also refer to the prestigious Ha Long motorbike rental service. For the best travel experience.
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