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My Easy Rider motorcycle guide Moh told me to climb up the path to the Truc Lam Monastery from the lake dam. He would meet me at the 'parking lot' afterwards.
Once at the top of the hill, I started to climb the very last...More
Buddhist temples are a part of life in VN. If there is a temple, do your part as a respectful tourist and show some acknowledgment. It will bring you closer to locals and their customs. The walk is long and uphill but this is part...More
We thought this was an interesting temple complex, different than the typical Vietnamese temples. There was a Thai-style reclining Buddha, Tibetan prayer flags, a Burmese-style Buddha, Sri Lankan Buddha, the Chinese "Happy Buddha," and several temples on the grounds with Vietnamese-style Buddhas and deities. The...More
We enjoyed out time here and our fresh sugar cane juice when we left.
There is an option to also climb steps to get to the highest point in Tan Dao. It is a long long long way and there is nothing at the top...not...More
Paying a visit for Trúc Lâm Zen Monastery and Tay Thien – Land of Vietnamese Buddism, you will have chance to experience life of Buddists, daily life’s activities of monks and nuns: chanting, repentance, meditation, listen to Dharma talk (in Vietnamese) ... as well as...More