Lang Son starts construction of Tan Thanh pagoda near Vietnam-China border


Lang Son provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Tan Thanh pagoda in Van Lang district of the northern border province of Lang Son on May 16. 

Attending the ceremony were Most Venerable Chairman of the VBS Executive Council Thích Thiện Nhơn, Most Venerable Vice Chairman the VBS Executive Council Thích Thanh Nhiễu, monks, nuns and thousands of Buddhist followers in the locality.

State officials at the event included Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Phạm Dũng, Vice Chairman of Lang Son provincial People’s Committee Trương Văn Khoa and local authorities’ representatives.

The pagoda, invested by the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam’s Lang Son chapter at a cost of VND 530 billion (USD 24.35 million), will spread across 20 hectares near the Tan Thanh border gate with China with many facilities such as the Three Treasure building, the Hung King temple, the Tran Saint temple, and the Mother Goddess temple…. 

Some images at the ceremony

GCRA Chairman Phạm Dũng speaks at the ceremony


Source: Nguyễn Văn Long, Photo: Cẩm Vân