Place:Ha Tay, Vietnam


NameHa Tay
Alt namesHa Taysource: Wikipedia
Hà Tâysource: Wikipedia
Located inVietnam
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Hà Đông
Sơn Tây

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Hà Tây is a former province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta, now part of Hanoi. On May 29, 2008 the decision was made to subsume the province into the city of Hanoi. The merger took place on August 1, 2008.[1]

Culture, history and religion

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Hà Tây Province is a very old land, having long history, which leads to the appearance of 2,388 cultural, historical, and religious relics of which 12 relics are famous and being classified by Ministry of Culture and Information as especially important. These are:

  • Perfume Pagoda[1] (Chùa Hương) one of the most famous temple/caves in Vietnam.
  • Thầy Pagoda being closely linked to a famous monk Từ Đạo Hạnh
  • Bối Khê Pagoda, Trạm Gian (100 room) Pagoda being belonging to a hero called Nguyễn Bình An
  • Tây Phương Pagoda – cultural essence of Tây Sơn regime time
  • Mia Pagoda, which has the most Buddhist statues in Vietnam (287)
  • Dâu Pagoda is unique in the sense that it has two real (corpse) statues of two monks; several renowned communal houses such as Tay Dang, Chu Quyen, Dai Phu, Hoa Xa.

All above mentioned relics is an important part in the country cultural heritage which on the one hand links closely to different folk, belief legends and other hand are typical for art and sculpture standard (development level) of Vietnam Nationals in general and of old people living in the province in particular.

Most of these relics have been built on beautiful locations, which are very worthy and suitable for visitors to combine different activities.

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