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Phat Quang pagoda.


Phat Quang pagoda (cat pagoda) belongs to Hung Long ward,Phan Thiet City.It is an ancient pagoda which is built quite early in Binh THUAN.Now,it is 350 years old.According to ancient Chinese documents which have been kept up now.

Phat quang pagoda was built in the early 18 th century of Le Thuan Tong dinasty(1732-1735) which is the date Long Duc.Now,the pagoda is keeping 118 wood pieces which are carved Franch-Chinese prayer,one of the important prayer books of Mahayana Buddhism especially,passed largely in China,Japan and Vietnam.Prayer is carved on 118 wood pieces,each of them is 0,68 meters long,0,26 meters wide,0,03 meters thick,with total 60.000 Chinese words.

Besides the wood pieces carved the content of the prayer,the are 07 other wood pieces carved the images of the pteaching Buddha.French-Chinese prayer book was discovered November 1987 when the pagoda prepared of Di Da ceremony.With the value of a preayer carved on the pieces of wood and having complety content,Vietnam Record Book Center officially acknowledges it a Vietnam Record in 2006.

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Taken on November 15, 2011