Although no long history and unique architecture as many pagoda in Hanoi but, Quan Su pagodais many people know to Vietnam, as the best spiritual temple of capital.
In the past this has not yet pagoda, only a few thatched cottage in the South, the villagers used for sacrifice to ido and quiet seeking called An Tap hamlet . According to the Hoang Le Nhat Thong Chi book, at the king Tong Le Thanh, The countries as Chiem Thanh, Ai Lao usually sent to the historian, the one sewer. The king for a building called the Quan Su to welcome the gods to Thang Long. For the spirit of all this devotion to the Buddha and a temple is within Quan Su so they can have the ceremony. Time to remove the vestiges of the Quan Su past, the temple still exist.
In 1934 year, General Assembly Bac Ky Buddhist establishment, Quan Su Pagoda was chosen as the central headquarters. In 1942 year, the pagoda was rebuilt according to designs by two architects Nguyen Ngoc Ngoan and Nguyen Xuan Tung by the Vinh Nghiem review. Art architecture and decoration of the pagoda is a combination of all the quintessence of old as the North. Quan Su Pagoda perhaps a little temple in our country that contain the same name as much for me are written in words closer. Reasonable because the pagoda was rebuilt in the mid-XX century and the pagoda became the central headquarters of the General Assembly of Northern Buddhism, is the Church of the Vietnam Buddhist temple should be considered as one of the National Self Charity of the Vietnamese buddhists.
Three door pagoda gate has three floors, in the middle of the steeple. Go through a small brick house, 11 steps up to a level more presbytery. Electric Buddha is decorated seriously, the colossus is quite large and splendid gold and steel. The same, the Third World Buddhist on the highest level. Tier next worship Buddha, A-di-da in the middle, both sides have the relation of sound and to spend. Below that level, between worship of Buddha-like, the two sides are A-nan-and Ca-diep. Lowest level, outside the court with Cuu Long standing relation between sound and strata. Right time presbytery worship Ly Quoc Su (or Thien Su Minh Khong) with two acolytes, left to worship Monsignor statue and Chau Suong Chau Binh statues.
The primary and secondary are widely Quan Su pagoda. Here is the head office of DuocTue newspaper and General Office of Northern Buddhist period. There has not have lecture halls, libraries, the office where the Research Sub-Institute for Buddhist Studies and Vietnam offices held Buddhist Asia for peace in Vietnam.
Half century now, Quan Su Pagoda has witnessed many important activities of the Buddhist Vietnam including the unified Buddhist organizations in the country and the Republic of Vietnam Buddhism with Buddhist world. This place on 13-5-1951, first flag Buddhist world was brought by To Lien superior buddhist monk from Colombo appeared on the sky Hanoi.
The pagoda is an architectural quite unique with its harmonious combination of floor and roof steeple campus in a relatively spacious. In addition to the three Buddha, Buddhist Adida, Thich Ca Buddha, Buddha and goddess of mercy, the pagoda is a place to worship, the Ly Quoc Su – Thien Su Minh Khong.
Pagoda is also a store where many documents, letters of Buddhism and one research center, teaching, dissemination Buddhism largest in the country. This is also the headquarters of the Research Institute for Buddhist Studies under the Church and representative offices held Buddhist Asia in Vietnam.
Located on a city route in the center of Hanoi, but we often see guests lap load information, the Buddhists and people of the region to, paralysis in the temple, especially on the first and fifteenth of a lunar month and expectations holidays Buddhism. This feature is also a very cultural activities in the private beliefs of the people Hanoi in particular and the country in general.