Where to Visit in Thanh Hoa: Pray at a Unique Seaside Pagoda

The But Pagoda in Hoang Hoa District (Thanh Hoa) attracts many tourists because of its unique architecture and beautiful sea view like a fairy tale.

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This Buddha Pagoda has a large and airy space, accompanied by a breathtaking sea view. On your next trip to Thanh Hoa Province, don’t forget to check out this unique destination.

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Photo: Lao Dong

As one of the newly restored pagodas in Hai Tien, open to tourists from 2021, the But Pagoda is located at a beautiful estuary with unique architecture.

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Photo: Lao Dong

As a famous spiritual site, But pagoda was built according to Vietnamese Buddhist architecture, is a famous tourist destination in Hai Tien beach . The pagoda is open all year round, on holidays and Tet, this destination is very relevant because of the crowds of people and tourists coming to visit.

During the Hai Tien beach tourism season from April to September, at the peak, the But pagoda welcomes a lot of tourists. A special feature of But Pagoda is that it is located right next to the Bo rock beach, one of the most beautiful check-in natural stone beaches in Hai Tien beach.

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Photo: But Pagoda Facebook Page

Let’s take a look at its beauty when there are no crowds, only blessings from the natural scenery.

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Photo: But Pagoda Facebook Page
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Quiet, peaceful space at Buddha’s sacred place. Photo: Lao Dong
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Photo: Lao Dong

The pagoda is located in a rather special location, right next to Hon Bo rock beach, one of the most beautiful natural rock beaches in Hai Tien beach.

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The But Pagoda has a stunning coastline on the side. Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong

Although it has only welcomed guests for 2 years, the But Pagoda is now a spiritual place that attracts a lot of tourists to worship and enjoy the weekend. On the occasion of Hung King’s death anniversary, thousands of tourists returned to Hai Tien to rest and visit the Buddha pagoda.

The pagoda was built according to Vietnamese Buddhist architecture, with resemblances to the temples of the Khmer. Most temples were built in eastern orientation, a sort of glorification of the rising sun, which could be considered as a manifestation of the sun cult so favored in ancient civilizations. As the residence of gods and also to withstand the weather by the shore, the temples were made up of more endurable materials such as bricks, laterites and sandstones. Numerous stones were carved with artistic craftsmanship to portray the gods and the deities, the epics of spirit animals like water dragons, as well as the important events of the nation’s history. For the temples dedicated to Buddhism, the architecture is with stone carving related to the stories of Lord Buddha and his teachings.

Typically, traditional houses of the Northern people are rectangular buildings. As well as providing a living and working area, the building serves as a shelter, which is of vital importance in the everyday life of a home in a rural setting that is exposed to the elements. The architecture of the dignitaries’ houses and the palaces was different in sizes, layouts and dimensions. The materials used to build the house include of stronger wooden planks, generally made up of teakwood, and the roof was covered with tiles for the inner rooms and with elegant curves for the outer corners. These differences clearly identify the classes of the people.

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