The Long Tien
pagoda was built quite recently, 1941 and is the largest
pagoda in Halong city. The pagoda is seated of Bai Tho
(Poem) mountain. Some locals say that every night is a
festive day at the Long Tien pagoda.
domestic tourists arrive for sight-seeing, while faithful
burn incense and recite prayers to Buddha. But it is on
the 1st and 15th days of each lunar month that they arrive
in greater numbers, and particularly over Tet.
Main activities of the pagoda are not
reserved solely for Buddhist faithful but also hold a
spiritual meaning for everyone. When spring arrives it is
the festive season for the whole region.