Unique national treasure in Giam pagoda

Giam Pagoda in Cam Giang district, Hai Duong province currently preserves a wooden tower called Cuu Pham Lien Hoa (nine-storey lotus tower).


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Giam pagoda is also a place worshipping Zen Master Tue Tinh, a well-known physician in Vietnamese traditional medicine. Built during the Ly dynasty, the pagoda was restored in the 14th century by Tue Tinh



The pagoda was rebuilt on a large scale from the late 17th century to the early 18th century and was classified as a national relic site in 1974 



Especially, the pagoda has a hexagonal Cuu Pham Lien Hoa tower that can be turned round with intact ancient architecture 



There are 144 Buddhist statutes in 54 lotus petals. This is one of three nine-storey wood towers dating from the 17th century in the country 



The nine–storey lotus tower of Giam Pagoda was recognized as National Treasure in 2015 




There are 18 Buddhist statues placed on each storey of the tower 


The lotus petals are carved with sophisticated patterns




The lotus tower is made of wood with six symmetrical sides


With an estimated weight of about four tonnes, the tower can spin with a thrust of human hand



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