Tay Phuong Pagoda (Chua Tay Phuong – Tay Phuong: West land of perfect Bliss of Buddha). Official name: Sung Phuc Tu (Pagoda of the cult of Buddhist benediction). From Hanoi, one should follow Road No.l to Northwest, at km 34, one should make another 3km of inter-district road to arrive at Yen hamlet, Thach Xa village, Thach That district, Ha Noi) – 239 steps made of laterite (da ong) will lead to the pagoda sitting on a hill of 50 m height. Composition: compartment for rituals and ceremonies (bai duong), main altar (chinh dien) back sanctuary (hau cung). Walls made of Bat Trang bricks.

Tay Phuong Pagoda in Hanoi

The pagoda situated on a hill, after climbing 238 steps of laterite you will reach to gate of pagoda.

Pillars set on stone bases carrying sculptures of lotus petals. The roof is covered with two layers of tiles: upper layer made of tiles (dau mui) with relief of leaves of pagoda ficus, lower layer formed by square and multicolored supporting tiles. The edges of the roof are finely chiseled (leaves). The roof top is dominated by sculptures (animals) in terra cotta. The curved corners of the roof are also decorated with designs in terra cotta (flowers, dragons, phoenix).

Tay Phuong Pagoda Hanoi

Tay Phuong Pagoda date from the seventh century, has an architecture that is a masterpiece of wood carving in Vietnam

Tay Phuong pagoda is famous for its collection of invaluable sculptures, in particular 70 wooden statues lacquered red and gold: (Bat Bo Kim Cuong), Tuyet Son (Sakyamuni at the foot of Himalaya), the 18 Arhats or La Han, or rather 18 Thuong To Truyen Dang.

Tay Phuong Pagoda Hanoi

We can admire a collection of 62 beautiful wooden statues, masterpieces of the eighteenth century, including 18 statues of La Han (Arhat in India).