East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
Vinh Phuc Pagoda is located on Phan Vinh Island in Truong Sa District. (Photo: VNA)
East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
Vinh Phuc Pagoda is spacious and boasts a tranquil atmosphere. (Photo: VNA)
East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
Vinh Phuc Pagoda’s architecture is as simple as a majority of Vietnamese pagodas. (Photo: VNA)
East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
A bronze bell inside the pagoda. (Photo: VNA)
East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
A memorial to 64 soldiers who laid down their lives in Gac Ma Reef. (Photo: VNA)
 
East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
Main hall of Vinh Phuc Pagoda faces towards Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)
East Sea,Vinh Phuc Pagoda
A large frieze is hanged on the highest position in the main hall of Vinh Phuc Pagoda. (Photo: VNA)

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A trip to Truong Sa – a destination of attractions and emotions

A trip to Truong Sa – a destination of attractions and emotions

I first learned about the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands when I was at primary school in the 1980s. Every year, when Tết (Lunar New Year) approached, the students wrote letters and collected gifts to send to the soldiers stationed on the islands.

Buddhist destinations in Vietnam

Buddhist destinations in Vietnam

There are more than 14,000 pagodas, which account for more than 30 per cent of the total number of relics in Vietnam.