Giam Pagoda (Nghiem Quang temple) located in Cam Son commune, Cam Giang district, Hai Duong province currently preserves a wooden tower called Cuu Pham Lien Hoa (nine-storey lotus tower).
Nine-storey lotus tower
Giam pagoda is also a place worshipping Zen Master Tuệ Tĩnh, a well-known physician in Vietnamese traditional medicine. Built during the Ly dynasty, the pagoda was restored in the 14th century by Tuệ Tĩnh.
The pagoda was rebuilt on a large scale from the late 17th century to the early 18th century and was classified as a national relic in 1974.
Especially, the pagoda has a hexagonal Cuu Pham Lien Hoa tower that can be turned round with intact ancient architecture. There are 144 Buddhist statutes in 54 lotus petals. This is one of three nine-storey wood towers dating from the 17th century in the country.
The nine–storey lotus tower of Giam Pagoda was recognized as National Treasure in 2016.