Quang Ba Pagoda. (Chua Quang Ba). Official name: Hoang An in Quang Ba village, Tu Liem district, Hanoi, on the bank of West Lake, A picture of serenity. Old enough construction (bricks dating back to the XVth and XVIth centuries, stele of the XVIIth century); big repairs in the XIXth century.
Architectural composition in form of letter T reversed (chu Dinh). The statue of Quan Am (Quan Yin or Avalokitesvara) showing a very mild face is finely carved (XVIIth century style); it combines several types of Quan Am statuary: sitting position on the mountain (toa son), Bodhisatva Thi Kinh, Quan Am of the Southern sea (Quan Am Nam Hai) characterized by the sea devils supporting the lotus. The bronze bell is remarkable: raised carvings of 12 warriors representing 12 months, A calottes representing 4 seasons of the year. One should note the presence of numerous xylograghic wooden planks for the formation of monks.