The Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in Quang Ninh province held on December 13 a ceremony for inaugurating Truc Lam Yen Tu Palace.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony
The palace designed to host Buddhist festivals and events with a capacity of about 7,000 people is part of the Yen Tu Buddhist Cultural Center. The palace’s construction was started in 2017 on an area of 6,000 square meters with the total investment of 150 billion VND.
Participants at the event
According to Most Venerable Thích Thanh Quyết, Chairman of the Buddhist executive committee in Quang Ninh, the formal inauguration of Truc Lam Yen Tu palace took place on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the province and the 715th death anniversary of King-Monk Trần Nhân Tông.
King Trần Nhân Tông led two successful resistance wars against the Mongol invaders, and later became a monk and founded the Truc Lam Zen Buddhism.