Dong Pagoda on Yen Tu Mountain to Be Restored

At the groundbreaking ceremony

The Dong (Bronze) Pagoda will be restored with using bronze. The pagoda has four 3.35-meter main columns and was designed with one compartment and two lean-tos. The total weight of bronze is 70 tons and the construction expenditure of about VND21.5 billion.

The new pagoda was rebuilt on the same site as the two existing pagodas in area of the Yen Tu Mountain Vestige which is considered the center of Vietnamese Buddhism. It is 1,068 meters above sea level and has area of 20 square meters. The pagoda is expected to be completed in Yen Tu Spring Festival in 2007.

The pagoda was built in Le Dynasty (1428-1527) in Thuong Yen Cong Commune, Uong Bi District, Quang Ninh Province, has long been an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination.

The groundbreaking ceremony of the bronze pagoda construction was organized in the area of Yen Tu Vestige, in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on June 3, 2006.

The ceremony was attended by Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha, Quang Ninh Buddhist Sangha and management board of the area of Yen Tu Vestige.

Source: TT, Ha Noi Moi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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