Tam Bao Pagoda in Danang is one of the famous temples in Danang city. Not only is a cultural and religious destination for people in the region and neighboring provinces, it is also known as an attractive tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists.
Tam Bao Pagoda, also known as Nam Tong Pagoda, is located in Hai Chau District, Da Nang City. The pagoda was built in 1953, and this construction lasted for 10 years until 1963 when it was completed. It is known that this is the first temple in Da Nang – Quang Nam. For that reason, it is considered to be the ancestral family of Theravada Buddhism in the Central region of our country. Designed and built in Southeast Asian architecture but still exalts the very unique features of Vietnamese architecture. During the trip to Da Nang , this place surprised many people by its unique beauty.
Located on Phan Chu Trinh street with lush green trees, Tam Bao Pagoda has now become the destination of many monks, monks and nuns, Buddhists, who want to find the source of the Dharma, where it is kept. original Buddhist values.
In terms of overall architecture, Tam Bao Da Nang pagoda consists of 5 high towers, strikingly different from other works. When visiting these towers, you will see each tower has different colors, including colors: red, yellow, blue, white orange. These are also the five colors that appear on the Buddha flag. The paint on the towers is also meticulously crafted by craftsmen. The paint colors created must be durable with time, after sweeping on the surface, they will be burned. In the highest tower is the site of the relics – the bones of the Buddha.
In the front and back yard of the Tam Bao pagoda are also planted two species of trees with great significance and are mentioned a lot in Theravada Buddhism. In the front yard is planted two Bodhi trees, especially in that it is extracted from the Bodhi Tree itself at the holy place Bodh Gaya in India, this is also the place where Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment. In the backyard are two sandalas, brought back from the Lumbini garden in Nepal – where Buddha was born and raised.
Entering the main hall, you will see in the middle position, the most sanctuary worshiping a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha that has attained enlightenment. The two sides are many other Buddha statues such as the Buddha image of nirvana, the Buddha meditating, Buddha Shakyamuni, alms round, …
Space inside the temple, there is a Tripitaka bookcase. The area below is the place where regular sessions of the Buddhists, also where the monks talk to each other about Buddhism. In addition, the main hall is not only a place of worship, it also preserves many precious and sacred statues, including the legal seat and the altar made of precious wood donated by the Royal Thai Royal Family. during her Kathina offering in Vietnam.
Not so huge as Nam Son Pagoda , or “charming aquatic paint” like Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula , But it can be seen, Tam Bao Pagoda in Da Nang possesses very own beauty that makes many visitors to visit are very curious.
Tam Bao Pagoda in Da Nang up to now has a great value and significance in the religious culture of the people here in particular and the whole Central region in general. The temple gives us a peaceful space, where you can shake off all worries, sorrows, worldly desires of life, to find yourself a sense of lightness, peace than.