Country’s first jade pagoda to be built
Update: Apr 05, 2010
The management board of Quan The Am Pagoda held a ceremony to break ground for the country’s first jade pagoda in the 32ha Ngu Hanh Son sanctuary park in the central city of Danang. The ceremony was part of the Quan The Am Festival taking place in the sanctuary from April 2-4.

The jade pagoda will cover about 2ha at an expected cost of VND60 billion collected from Buddhist followers. The pagoda will comprise two floors designed totally in jade and a spacious area to serve worshipping practices of pilgrims and visits of tourists.

The pagoda will be completed within four years to be the highlight of the Ngu Hanh Son sanctuary.

The Quan The Am Festival is not only a religious festival of Buddhism but also a national folk festival associated with the legends of Ngu Hanh Son sanctuary’s establishment, the history of Bodhisattva and the founder of Non Nuoc Fine Art Stone Village.

The highlights of the festival include the exhibition of a jade painting named “One-Pillar Pagoda”, dance shows and a stone sculpturing contest.