Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

Phat Tich Pagoda, known as the cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism, is located on the southern side of Lan Kha Mountain in Phat Tich commune, Tien Du district, Bac Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

The ancient pagoda is famous for its beautiful architecture, serene landscape and sets of precious stone statues imbued with sculptures of the Ly Dynasty (Photo: VNA)

Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

As recorded in ancient documents, Phat Tich Pagoda was built in the 7th century (Photo: VNA)

Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

Among the remaining sculptures of the pagoda are five pairs of animal statues, including lions, rhinos, elephants, buffaloes and horses, lying on lotus pedestals carved out of large stones that were also recognized as the largest stone animal pairs in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

The pagoda still preserves a set of precious stone statues of the Ly Dynasty with a Buddha statue, 1.85m in height. It is the oldest in the North and is considered a national treasure (Photo: VNA)

Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

Phat Tich Pagoda is seen from the peak of Lan Kha Mountain (Photo: VNA)

 
Phat Tich Pagoda,Vietnamese Buddhism,Lan Kha Mountain,Phat Tich Commune,Tien Du District,Bac Ninh Province

Phat Tich Pagoda is famous as the cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism (Photo: VNA)

Vinh Nghiem pagoda - home to world documentary heritage

Vinh Nghiem pagoda - home to world documentary heritage

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, 20 km southeast of Bac Giang City, has been considered the first Buddhism university of Vietnam and the place of origin of the Truc Lam Yen Tu Buddhist.

A visit to But Thap pagoda

A visit to But Thap pagoda

But Thap Pagoda in the northern province of Bac Ninh was recognized as Special National Relic in 2013 and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Statue in the pagoda was named National Treasure in 2012.