Loi Am Pagoda – Quang Ninh

Loi Am pagoda is situated on a high mountain by the artificial Yen Lap Lake, belonging Dai Yen Ward, Uong Bi Town, Quang Ninh Province. In order to get to Loi Am pagoda, Buddhists have to go through a ferry trip, also counted as a pretty exciting experience.

Loi Am pagogda has been restored on the basement of ancient pagoda which was damaged through time, weather condition and war. Relics collected from the ancient temple concludes 14 tomb towers built of stone and bricks, two stone porcelain vases, 2.48-meter-height shrines carved in lotus and daisy, 5 stone steles with pattern in the Le- Mac Dynasty.

Buddhists and tourists coming to the pagoda play a role of one of the distinctions of Loi Am Temple from the others, each person of them usually brings a bag containing a couple of red bricks to merit the temple. Such a general rule due to Lei Yin is an ancient temple, gradually deteriorated through many vicissitudes of time.

Recently, the temple was restored, but the effort to transport materials up to the high mountain is limited. Therefore, Buddhists taking steps into the Buddha door often carry more or at least a double bricks to express their open-hearted.

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