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Peaceful Loi Am pagoda

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Loi Am pagoda is one of the most sacred spiritual sites in the province, and the beauty of the pagoda is the highlight of the poetic and sacred picture there. 

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Besides getting immersed in the ancient sacred space, visitors also have the opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery of Yen Lap lake.

Built in the 15th century during the reign of Emperor Lê Thánh Tông (1442-1497), the 700-year-old pagoda is also one of the oldest in Vietnam.

Loi Am Pagoda is located on a mountain range with an altitude of 503m within Đại Yên Ward in Hạ Long City. It is surrounded by a charming landscape, similar to that of a beautiful plateau.

Behind the pagoda are  Giai Oan Stream and Tien (Fairy) Well with transparent crystal water, bringing freshness all year round.

Loi Am Pagoda is situated next to Hang (Cave). It is a natural stone slab with a total area of 8,5sq.m and 2,2m height, protruding like a one-roof house. From a distance, it looks like a giant iguana.

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Along the path are rows of tall luxuriant ancient trees on both sides, under which are carpets of pineapples stretching for as far as the eye can see.

It takes visitors around one hour to climb seven hills and follow a narrow path to reach the site. Visitors can choose the much easier way – taking the cable car, powered by solar energy, which will take them the 3km-distance in just a matter of minutes. Along the path are rows of tall luxuriant ancient trees on both sides, under which are carpets of pineapples stretching for as far as the eye can see. On winter days, the landscape here is engulfed in a sea of white fog, resembling a miniature fairyland.

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Loi Am pagoda became a famous and sacred tourist attraction in Quang Ninh provine.

In 1997, Loi Am Pagoda was recognised as a national historical and religious heritage, and became a famous and sacred tourist attraction in Quang Ninh.

The Loi Am Pagoda Festival is annually held on the 27th day of the first lunar month, attracting thousands of tourists and pilgrims to the pagoda to pray for peace and fortune while enjoying the beautiful nature.

By Ha Phong