Sunday, November 11, 2007

Chua But Thap

Located outside Hanoi, near Dinh To village, is the ancient Chua But Thap, built in the 13th century. Seven houses align on a 100 metre axis flanked by 32 long corridors of 26 column bays.

This pagoda has the finest examples of Buddhist statuary in the country, so will show you some of them in the next post.


dive said...

Oh my gosh, that's beautiful, Jules.
I love the little bridge especially!

Old Wom Tigley said...

True beauty that is man made is hard to find Jules... but you have certainly managed it here. It as a certain peaceful nice about in, I am now looking forward to seeing some more.

Jules said...

The wonderful thing was we were the only people there - bargain!!!

In lots of the photos you will see that there are no horrible tourists in floral shirts, funny hats and loud voices - aaaah peace and tranquility