Quang Binh is considered a tourist destination with many interesting places to visit. Once famous for scenic spots with pristine and magical beauty of nature such as Phong Nha cave, Thien Duong cave, etc., Quang Binh province has always been welcomed by thousands of tourists. However, right here, you can still find peace in your soul, towards spiritual things and pray for peace when visiting Dai Giac Pagoda – the largest temple in Quang Binh.
It can be seen that Dai Giac Pagoda is a spiritual place of great significance to not only the people of Quang Binh province but also to guests from four directions. This is not only a religious work but also a place imbued with the culture and national identity of our country. So today, let’s learn a little about the famous temple in this “white sand” central land!
Dai Giac Pagoda is located in a very beautiful location. This temple is located right on Le Loi Street, in the territory of Duc Ninh Dong Ward, City. Dong Hoi, Quang Binh. It can be seen that this is the location located in the center of Dong Hoi city. Dai Giac Pagoda is a cultural and spiritual destination of great significance to the people of Central Vietnam in particular. This place is considered a familiar and sacred place of worship, attracting a lot of attention from thousands of tourists from all over the world. Here, we humans can find ourselves, find peace in our own souls, get rid of all the worries and chaos of life out there.
Before the pagoda was built, in 2010, this location was the site of a lake with a depth of about 3.5m. Soon after, a monk asked for this land to build a temple. After being licensed by the government, many monks and nuns and Buddhists were mobilized and called to come together to support and build the temple. Initially, the pagoda was built quite simply and sketchily, after using thousands of stone blocks to fill and fill the lake, people used rudimentary materials such as bamboo and paintings to build the pagoda.
However, because this temple is located on a land that is always subject to many “rages” from mother nature, constant natural disasters and extreme weather, especially violent “hits” From the typhoon No. 10 named Wutip in 2013, this temple was severely damaged. After this time, Most Venerable Thich Tanh Nie campaigned and called for help from all over the country, thanks to the donation of material resources and the help of many monks, nuns and Buddhists, the temple was built magnificently. , full of solid but no less dignified. And this temple has survived like that to this day. On March 19, 2016 i.e. February 11, the year of the Monkey, the grand opening ceremony of the pagoda was solemnly and solemnly organized by the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Quang Binh province with the witness and presence of a large number of Buddhist monks and nuns. thousands of monks and nuns, Buddhists both inside and outside Quang Binh province.
Coming to Dai Giac Pagoda, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the 9-storey Amitabha stupa. The top floor of the statue worships Duc Tu Lo Gia Na Buddha – this is a statue invited from Myanmar, made of jade stone. The remaining floors are painted with gilded vermilion, worshiping Buddha statues. The last floor worships Chuan De Bo Bodhisattva – the statue is carved with many arms holding Dharma tools, showing the power and holiness of the compassionate Bodhisattva.
One of the most characteristic symbols of Dai Giac Pagoda is the Amitabha Buddha statue made of marble, with a height of up to 9m and a weight of 9 tons. Currently, it is the largest marble statue in the country. Amitabha Tower and Amitabha Buddha are both solid works with a harmonious structure. Therefore, through time and the harshness of the central wind and sun, this work is still majestic and pure, becoming a famous spiritual tourist destination in the Central region in general and Quang Binh in particular.