HÒE NHAI PAGODA - VIỆT NAM
The official name is Hồng Phúc Tự (Pagoda of Immense Beatitude). It locates in No 19, Hàng Than street (Coal street) , Hà Nội. It seems that the first constructions dated back to Lý dynasty (1010-1225) . The pagoda has been the cradle of Tào Ðộng, one of two main dhyanist sects (Thien) in Vietnam. It is noteworthy of an ancient Buddha statue sitting on the back of a king in lying position (symbol of submission to temporal power).