Vinh Nghiem Pagoda was built in the Ly dynasty in the 11th century under the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) in the village of Duc La, Tri Yen Commune, Yen Dung District, about 80km from Hanoi.

It was where the three first patriarchs of Truc Lam Zen Buddhism: Tran Nhan Tong, Phap Loa and Huyen Quang once preached. It also served as a training institution for monks during the Tran Dynasty (13th-14th centuries).


The pagoda plays an important role in the history of Buddhism in Vietnam general and in the Tran Dynasty in particular.

It was recognised as a national historical – cultural relic site in 1964 and a special national relic site in 2015. 

Thanks to its cultural and historical values that have been accumulated for centuries, Vinh Nghiem pagoda has been chosen by many travel agencies as a destination for spiritual cultural tours. The promotion of spiritual cultural values associated with tourism development is a way to develop tourism of Bac Giang, the land rich in traditional culture./.VNA