Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda
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Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda

Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc pagoda – Cao Bang is famous as a frontier land possessing beautiful and unique natural scenery. In addition to admiring the scenery, you also have the opportunity to explore many impressive works. Among them, Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is currently one of the famous pagodas with a long history and attractive ancient design.

When coming here, visitors will enjoy the peaceful, gentle atmosphere. Especially admire the solemn beauty of the sacred place in the middle of the border land. To gain more experience on this trip in Ban Gioc waterfall, join Origin Vietnam to explore the sacred temple according to the article below.

1. Where is Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda?

Truc Lam Ban Gioc Phat Tich Pagoda is located in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province, Vietnam. About 85 km from Cao Bang city and about 333 km northeast of Hanoi capital.

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2. How is Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda unique?

This is the first pagoda built on the northern border land of Vietnam. Inaugurated on December 15, 2014, with an area of about 3 hectares.

Known as one of the large-scale projects with ancient designs built in the border land of Cao Bang, Phat Tich Pagoda has attracted a large number of visitors in recent years. Located about 500m from Ban Gioc waterfall in Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang, although not built long ago, this has become a famous tourist destination.

One of the strengths that create the majestic and solemn beauty of Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is its construction location. With its back leaning against Phia Nhan mountain and the pagoda’s face facing a vast land, all create an extraordinary beauty that is no different from an impressive picture for visitors when visiting.

Is it worth a visit to Truc Lam Ban Gioc pagoda?

Currently, this is where the temple for the Nung hero Tri Cao is located, with great merit in protecting the nation and is also a great symbol of Cao Bang culture. Not only that, this pagoda is also a place established with the purpose of asserting national sovereignty and Vietnamese people in the border area.

Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is connected together from ironwood, traditional wooden roofs and tiled roofs. From the ceremony house, upstairs, church, temple or other small details, all carry a familiar mark, very meticulous, elaborate, with majesty and purity.

The pagoda’s items include: three gates, the Bodhisattva Bodhisattva statue campus, the ancestral temple, the Three Jewels temple, the Mother Goddess Temple worshiping Vietnam’s Trieu To Hung Vuong, the Eden garden, the Arhat Statue garden,…

In particular, visitors traveling to Ban Gioc waterfall will see firsthand the Dai Hong Chung Thien Bao bell tower made of bronze, weighing about 1.5 tons. This is one of the famous highlights of this temple with Buddhists from near and far.

Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda was built to serve the spiritual and religious needs of the people here. At the same time, it is also a place for Buddhists to pray for peace and a peaceful and happy life. On the first day of the month, the full moon day, the pagoda receives many Buddhist believers who come to worship. However, this place is still very peaceful, without any noise or jostling.

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3. When is the best time to visit Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda?

Depending on the needs and desires of each visitor, you can visit Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda at any time of the year.

Located in Cao Bang province, the climate is characterized by two distinct seasons: rainy and dry, with an average temperature of 20 – 24 degrees Celsius. During the cold season, the temperature can drop to about 5 degrees Celsius and it’s quite cold.

In particular, the most suitable time and bringing the most interesting experiences for visitors when coming to the temple is from the 3rd to the 5th of January every year. Because at this time, a large-scale peony festival will take place at the temple and you will have the opportunity to see the peony forests in full bloom, participate in many interesting activities and games, and enjoy the atmosphere. bustling atmosphere at the beginning of the new year.

In addition, to make trips to visit pagodas and visit natural landscapes in other destinations of Cao Bang. Then you should come here from August to September every year, which also coincides with the golden rice season. At this time, the weather is cool, pleasant and it rarely rains. This is a convenient time for outdoor tourism activities and fully exploring scenic spots.

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4. How to get to Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda?

4.1 Traveling By Bus:

Ban Gioc Cao Bang Waterfall is located about 333 km from Hanoi capital, if you travel by car or bus, it takes about 7 hours to travel. Visitors can catch a bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang City at My Dinh bus station. The bus usually leaves around 8pm, so you can save time exploring and maintain your health.

4.2 Traveling By Motorcycles:

If you want to ride a motorbike to Ban Gioc Cao Bang Waterfall by yourself, you can follow National Highway 1A to Bac Giang Lang Son Highway. Then follow National Highway 4A to Dong Khe town, follow DT208 to Hoa Thuan town, turn left onto National Highway 3. From here, you go about 21.3km more then turn right to Dam Thuy to reach the waterfall. By motorbike, you can combine Ha Giang, Bac Kan or Lang Son to make the trip longer.

In addition, you can refer to some other routes below:

  • From National Highway 3 and National Highway 1B: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – That Khe – Trung Khanh – Ban Gioc (distance about 330 km).
  • From National Highway 3: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Bac Kan – Cao Bang – Trung Khanh – Ban Gioc (distance about 360 km).

4.3 Traveling By Plane:

Tourists from the Central and Southern provinces of Vietnam can choose to fly to Hanoi by plane. This is the optimal choice because it saves a lot of time and health when traveling. After landing at Noi Bai airport – Hanoi, you can catch a bus to move back to Cao Bang using the means mentioned above.

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5. Activities and experiences at Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda

5.1 Exploring the highlights of the temple’s architecture

Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda was built in a pure Vietnamese architectural style with bold Asian cultural imprints. You can detect special lines with ironwood structure and traditional Vietnamese brick and tile construction materials. In addition, the pagoda also has a traditional roof with a system of parallel sentences in Vietnamese with profound philosophies.

The pagoda’s campus is fully built with items from the Tam Quan to the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara statue, the Three Jewels Court, the Patriarch’s Church, the Arhat Statue Garden, and the Garden of Eden. Besides, the pagoda is also a place to worship figures associated with the nation’s history such as Hung King, Saint Tran, and Cao Bang hero Nung Tri Cao.

With the beauty of pure Vietnamese architecture, Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is also attracted by the bronze Dai Hong Chung Thien Bao bell tower with a weight of up to 1.5 tons. All these highlights have created a harmonious overall in the architectural lines and historical value of Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda.

5.2 Admiring the charming mountain and water beauty of the scenery around the temple

Truc Lam Ban Gioc Phat Tich Pagoda was built in the middle of a space surrounded by mountains and forests and the typical pond and lake system of Cao Bang. Therefore, tourists who come here experience a feeling of peace and comfort.

After worshiping and worshiping Buddha, tourists often step outside the temple and enjoy the peaceful space of nature surrounding the building. Located on a mountainside, the surrounding climate of the temple is also quite cool. All combined with the quiet sound of the temple bell creates a magical scene that you should admire when returning to Cao Bang.

6. Specialties when traveling to Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda

To have a memorable trip with many memories, besides visiting the famous temple in the border area, tourists definitely cannot ignore the culinary culture here. Depending on each person, they can choose to eat vegetarian food at restaurants near the pagoda or enjoy specialties at Cao Bang restaurants such as: 7-flavored roasted duck, vegetable Da Hien, ant egg cake, Cao Bang sausage, etc. Lam tea cake, Khao cake,…

Although the ingredients are very familiar and easy to find for local people, through ingenuity it has brought an impressive, unforgettable flavor to tourists the first time they enjoy it. During the trip you can stop by restaurants to enjoy the special flavors of delicious dishes.

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7. Accommodation when traveling to Truc Lam Ban Gioc Phat Tich Pagoda

When traveling to Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc pagoda, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

7.1 Resort:

  • Saigon Ban Gioc Resort. Address: Ban Gioc, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.

7.2 Hotel:

  • Ha Vuong Hotel. Address: DT206, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.

7.3 Guesthouse:

  • Tung Duong Guest House. Address: DT206, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.

7.4 Homestays:

  • Hoang Cong Homestay. Address: Khuoi Ky Stone Village, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
  • Minh Khang Homestay. Address: Ban Gioc Waterfall, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
  • Truong Giang Homestay Ban Gioc. Address: Road to Nguom Ngao cave, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
  • Yen Nhi Homestay. Address: Ban Gioc Waterfall, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.
  • Nguom Ngao Ban Gioc Homestay. Address: Khuoi Ky Stone Village, Dam Thuy, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang.

8. Some other famous tourist attractions near Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda

8.1 Visiting Ban Gioc waterfall

Located right next to the pagoda, Ban Gioc waterfall is famous for its wild and majestic beauty. It’s becoming one of the 4 most beautiful waterfalls in the world as well as Southeast Asia. Besides, this is also a waterfall located between the boundary of Vietnam and China. So it has special meaning to the people of Cao Bang.

The image of a strong white waterfall, combined with the surrounding green space, creates a beauty that is both romantic and majestic, making anyone who sees it unable to help but admire it. Here, visitors can comfortably admire the scenery and take virtual photos on boats and rafts right under the lake surface.

8.2 Exploring Nguom Ngao Cave

It would be a huge mistake on a trip to visit the famous pagoda in Cao Bang not to visit Nguom Ngao cave. Located about 4 km from Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda, you can easily find this place and admire the unique, large-scale beauty bestowed by nature.

Currently, the cave has 3 main doors with a width of 2000m. And many stalactites that have undergone hundreds or thousands of years of weathering with unique shapes. Such as lotus buds, forests, terraced fields, etc. The colorful modern lighting system makes the cave even more magical and eye-catching.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda

To make your Ba Gioc waterfall tour visit to Truc Lam Ban Gioc Phat Tich Pagoda interesting and memorable, you need to clearly understand the following notes:

  • Because it is a spiritual tourist destination, when coming here. You should prioritize choosing neat, discreet clothes that should not be too revealing, too short, or flashy in color.
  • Prioritize choosing a pair of sports shoes to help make moving easier and reduce impact on your feet.
  • Tourists should only prepare enough vegetarian offerings and should not bring too much, which can cause difficulties during travel.
  • During the visit and temple ceremony, you should not run, jump, or play loudly. Because this will affect the solemn space of the temple and other visitors. At the same time, photos can only be taken in places where it is allowed.
  • You should not arbitrarily touch or touch Buddha statues in the temple, this avoids breaking the precepts.
  • Absolutely do not arbitrarily throw trash indiscriminately, affecting the environment and beauty of the temple grounds.

Not only is it an architectural work of Vietnamese cultural beauty. Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda is also a symbolic work of independence and sovereignty for the Vietnamese people in Cao Bang. With a quiet, idyllic space blending with the wild beauty of the mountains and forests. It will help you calm your mind and drop your soul into a fairyland.

Are you ready for your tours in Vietnam to Truc Lam Ban Gioc Phat Tich Pagoda? Are you still wondering where to order quality service? Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – a professional Vietnam tour operator, we are committed to accompanying tourists on their journey to discover the travel beauty of Cao Bang with the best experiences.

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