September 14, 2016

Phat Tich Pagoda Bac Ninh

Phat Tich Pagoda is located in Tien Du District, Bac Ninh Province, northern Vietnam. The pagoda is situated at about one hour drive from Hanoi down town. Phat Tich pagoda Bac Ninh is known for its beautiful architecture, serene landscape and sets of precious stone statues imbued with sculptures of the Ly Dynasty.

Phat Tich pagoda map

As recorded in ancient documents, Phat Tich Pagoda was built in the 7th century. In 1066, King Ly Thanh Tong ordered an exquisite Phat Tich tower built that was 40 meters high on the southern side of Lan Kha Mountain. In 1947 the pagoda was destroyed by the war and since 1954, the pagoda has been restored many times.

Phat Tich pagoda Vietnam has kept many ancient and precious relics. The statue of Daibutsu Ushiku, which is made of blue stones and is placed on the Buddha’s throne in 1,87m high, is a unique work of the sculptural fine arts and art. The statue of half-bird-half-human beating drum, a mythological character, expresses the dream leaving this world of dust and living-better aspiration of human.

Among the remaining sculptures of the pagoda are five pairs of animal statues, including lions, rhinos, elephants, buffaloes and horses, lying on lotus pedestals carved out of large stones that were also recognized as the largest stone animal pairs in Vietnam.

Best time to visit Phat Tich pagoda

Bac Ninh features a warm humid subtropical climate with plentiful precipitation. Bac Ninh is located in a tropical monsoon region. The annual average temperature is 24°C. The highest is 30°C in July; the lowest is 15°C in January.

The province experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, where summers are hot and humid, and winters are, by national standards, relatively cold and dry. Summers, lasting from May to September, are hot and humid, receiving the majority of the annual 1,680 millimetres (66.1 in) of rainfall. The winters, lasting from November to March, are relatively mild, dry (in the first half) or humid (in the second half), while spring (April) can bring light rains. Autumn (October) is the best time of the year in terms of weather. The average annual sunshine is 1,530-1,776 hours, relative humidity is 79%.

Phat Tich pagoda tours

We at Lotussia arrange day trips to Phat Tich pagoda. Cycling activity is included. The day trip from Hanoi includes not only the Phat Tich pagoda, but also other local temples and rural hamlets in Bac Ninh. You may visit such sites as But Thap pagoda, Dong Ho village, Dau village…