The back yard at the But Thap Pagoda in Bac Ninh
The back yard at the But Thap Pagoda in Bac Ninh

But Thap Pagoda, Bac Ninh

The But Thap Pagoda is in But Thap Village, Dinh To Commune, Thuan Thanh District, Bac Ninh Province. The name of the pagoda was given by King Tu Duc on a visit to the pagoda in 1876. The king found the tower at the pagoda had the shape of a pen, But Thap in Vietnamese means the Pen Tower.

 The Bell Tower
The Bell Tower

 

 

Entrance to the pagoda
Entrance to the pagoda

 

 

The building that houses a wooden tower at But Thap
The building that houses a wooden tower at But Thap

 

 

A Buddhist monk is watering plants in the garden
A Buddhist monk is watering plants in the garden

 

 

The side corridor at But Thap
The side corridor at But Thap where pilgrims prepare for ceremonies and offerings

 

 

The back area of But Thap
The back area of But Thap

 

 

The rear area of But Thap Pagoda
The rear yard of But Thap Pagoda