History Pagoda Vinh Trang,Taiwan

Pagoda Vinh Trang was founded in the early 19th century by the Chief District leaf DATBui Cong. In 1849, the Most Venerable Abbot Thich Hue Dang build a large pagodaand named it Vinh Trang Pagoda. Abbot's successor is the Most Venerable Thich ThienDe. In 1890, the lay-Buddhist come to Royal-Chartered Thuu Linh Pagoda to invite the Most Venerable Thich Chanh Hau took over from Abbot Pagoda. In 1895, he hasreconstructed Pagoda. pagoda has many netlike panels, boards and board horizontalrectangle of parallel sentences. This panel is carved netlike. The Most Venerable ThichMinh Dang is a Triple Gate, the main hall and Patria. pagoda has many netlike panels,boards and board horizontal rectangle of parallel sentences.

Vinh Trang Pagoda is the largest pagoda Tien Giang Province, with an area of ​​2000m2 with many beautiful trees. Built in 1849 in the village of Phong My, My Tho City, in theform of "Nation" letter of Chinese characters. Pagoda that includes four majordepartments to connect with one another: the next department, the main department,worship and ministry department returned, bringing a combination of Euro-Asianarchitecture and create exceptional beauty, sincerity, but purity.

Lovely structure featuring a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles. Pagoda consists of five buildings, two ornamental yards and 178 pillars. A very beautiful structure in the pagoda two arch of triumph brings a bottle of art include pieces of porcelain a harmonious and create images that illustrate the legendary Buddha. Inside the pagoda there is a set of images "eight angels riding on animals" a set of statues of Holy Trinity Amitabha engraved in bronze, as big as a human being, and more specifically, a set of eighteen Arhants, wood carving work, is the only, not two, in the western part of South Vietnam, made by snumber artist in 1907. Buddhist priests who care for the grave of the pagoda are scattered around. This tomb is decorated with carved stone tile carefully.


There are three entrances to the pagoda. Central iron gates are always closed, while the two side doors, which are designed in the style of open co lau. Side gates are decorated with colorful mosaics featuring folktales and natural scenery porcelain Buddha. Vinh Trang Pagoda facade contains the architecture of Asia and Europe including
elements of the Renaissance period, Romanesque style, French decorative flowers and Japanese enameled tiles. From afar, the pagoda resembles a five-tower Angkor Temple.

According to locals, a monk named Minh Dan and an architect named Huynh Tri Phu traveled to Cambodia prior to building the pagoda for inspiration and eventually combined with the European style of Khmer architecture to the pagoda. Vinh Trang pagoda houses 60 precious statues made of copper, wood and terracotta. The most valuable collection is 18 arhats made of jackfruit tree wood in 1907. Also, the pagoda has a bell cast in 1854.

This pagoda is surrounded by gardens of ornamental trees, ancient trees and bonsai, creating a peaceful atmosphere. This provides shelter for Vietnamese patriots and is recognized as a national historical and cultural heritage by the government.

Vinh Trang Pagoda architecture is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types of architecture, creating a nice, but this simple feature Buddhist pagoda.


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