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VIETNAM 2013 #158

The photos are about the pagoda and temple at the top of Ba Den Mountain.

I like the atmosphere around pagodas especially those having a connection to an ancient and romantic legend:

Once upon a time, a young woman called Denh was the devout daughter of an officer.

Denh fell in love with a guard officer's son from the Trang Bang Area. Her family put pressure on her to prevent the marriage. In despair, she entered a monastery in the mountains and became a nun. She remained at the monastery until her death.

The Nguyen Dynasty ordered that a mould of her body should be cast in black bronze in her honor, giving her the status of Linh Son Thanh Mau or Saint Linh Son and the mountain was named Black Lady Mountain or Black Virgin Mountain.

Ba Den Mountain has special significance to the Vietnamese Buddhist population. There are many shrines on the way up to the top of the mountain and various pagodas, temples and a giant white sleeping Buddha.

Tags: Mountain Temple Vietnam South west Landscape and travel TAY NINH TAY NINH PROVINCE NUI BA DEN BLACK LADY MOUNTAIN

Voters: DicksPics, jamesmoorephotography, Bzox and 25 more

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19 Nov 2013 5:40PM
Beautiful images and such an interesting and moving description.

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 6:53PM
Images and information about fascinating people and their way of worship.

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Nov 2013 7:14PM
Interesting images Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
19 Nov 2013 8:40PM
A sad but beautiful story accompanying this interesting set of very good images.
19 Nov 2013 8:44PM
A fascinating set of images and interesting info.
jdinne 18 16 England
19 Nov 2013 9:05PM
Another stunning set Jean-Noel, v4 rather special.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Nov 2013 5:31AM
Interesting to see the Greek key design around the edge of the tiles, Jean-Noel Smile Carol
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
20 Nov 2013 5:46AM
You upload so many interesting and great images, thank you for that

danbrann 17 640 17
20 Nov 2013 1:25PM
I love the narratives with your Images JN.

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