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The Chinese Pagoda or Agalloch Buddha Pagoda has its full name as Ancient Pagoda of Heavenly Gods. lts located on a pine hill called Dragon Hill, at the end of Khe Sanh Street, 5 kilometers northeast of Đà Lạt Built in 1958 by Most Venerable Thọ Dã of Cheng Chou (Triều Châu) Society, it was then three wooden iron-rooted houses. In 1989, Mr. Lê Văn Cảnh had it restored and the middle house removed to offer space to the other two ones.
Right in the middle of Từ Tôn Sanctuary is Maitreya Buddha’s statue, about 2.5 meters high, and Sakyamuni Buddha’s, about 0.5 meter high. At the corners are the concrete statues of four heavens Great Kings.
Across a courtyard is Minh Quang Sanctuary for the worship of Three West Buddha’s: Sakyamuni’s statue in the middle, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva’s on the left and Manjusri Bodhisattva’s on the right.
The precious statues are sculpted of aloe wood, 4 meters high and 1.5 tons. Most Venerable Thọ Dã ordered them in Hong Kong in 1958. On the sanctuary walls are Manjusri’s and Mabavandra’s statues.
On the hill behind the pagoda, there used to be Thọ Dã’s cottage, is Sakyamuni Buddha Altar, about 10 meters high, standing beautifully in the open wind and pine hill.
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