Tay Thien pagoda- A Beauty of Nature
Located in Thach Ban mountain of Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao District, Vinh Phuc Province, the place possesses a various of temples, pagodas, old stone stelae and rich flora and fauna under the majestic natural landscape
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The National Mother temple
Whenever talking about the pagoda, immediately people would think of the National Mother- Lang Thi Tieu (located in Thuong Temple)- supported Hung King to fight against the invaders and to defend Van Lang country (an ancient name of Vietnam). Besides that, Tay Thien Truc Lam monastery where defined a cradle of Buddhism in Viet Nam, is restored on the foundation of the ancient Thien An temple. The National Mother temple and Tay Thien Truc Lam monastery are the spiritual culture works for hundred thousands of people from every corner of the country and from abroad to visit and worship.
There are many beauty spots and famous cultural, historic relics in Vinh Phuc Province. In order to awake this potential, Vinh Phuc People’s Committee decides to construct a Tay Thien Festival-Cultural Centre and the ropeway project on December 5, 2009 in Thong Temple, Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao District. The Center is built under the subject of “Visit the Buddhist and come back the National Mother” and expected by 2010. The works includes items as: a religious ceremony axis, festival ground, stand and other supporting items and the resettlement. This is one of the most important festival center in Vinh Phuc Province. From 2011, 2012 onwards, Vinh Phuc will concentrate to construct the services items, reception house, post office, bank, photograph booth, rural market etc…
The ropeway project invested by La Hong Company has a total capital of VND 258 billion. There are three stations with total land area of 1.73 ha. The starting station is Cau temple, then passing over Bac waterfall and stops in Thuong Temple. This project is given priority to construct aiming at providing tourists a more favorable condition of visiting Tay Thien natural beauty.
Tay Thien natural beauty is of great significance in respect of Buddhist and the national history, attracting people in the whole country to pilgrimage to Buddhist sanctuary and to learn about history of building and safeguarding the country. The Center also satisfy the need of the people of yearly festival, supporting Vinh Phuc shifting its economic structure and increasing the people’s living standard, both economy and socio-culture.