Hue Nghiem pagoda
The pagoda is situated in An Lac town, Binh Chanh district, Ho
Chi Minh City. It was founded by Most Ven. The pagoda area includes beautiful
works such as the bell tower and the 37m Pho Dong stupa built in 1972.
The 2.8m high, 2.5 ton statue of Dia Tang Vuong Bo tat, King of
Hell, is made from valuable and rare redwood with a majestic and serious manner.
The 4.5m high, 4.5m wide statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is located opposite Pho Dong
tower. From inside the central room, which was built in 2004 covering 612m2,
is Sakyamuni Buddha�s statue. In addition, there are statues of the Goddess of
Mercy, Van Thu Buddha, symbol of the mind, and Pho Hien Buddha, symbol of the
good-natured. Also, there are five valuable wooden pictures that record the
cursory history of Sakyamuni Buddha from newborn to nirvana.
Near the bell tower are the Tieu Dien Dai Si and Ho Phap statues
made of cement and painted with a layer of bronze. Nearby is the 1.6m high, 3
ton statue of Di Lac Buddha, made of redwood which has lasted over 2,000 years.
In addition, there is also a unique piece of art which is a bell weighing one
ton and made in 1990 at the Hue City.