E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2024

Spiritual Tourism Associated with Buddhism in Tuyen Quang City

Author(s): Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao

DOI: https://doi.org/10.62225/2583049X.2024.4.3.2797


Buddhism, originating from the teachings of the Buddha, is a widely practiced religion with a rich history spanning over 2,500 years. Its propagation was facilitated by Indian monks who disseminated its principles across various regions. In Vietnam, Buddhism was introduced as early as the first century CE through diverse modes of transportation including waterways and overland routes. Throughout the vicissitudes of history, Buddhism has established deep-rooted connections with Vietnamese religious culture, reflecting shared values and beliefs.

Even in contemporary society, Buddhism continues to hold significance for both adherents and non-adherents in Vietnam, serving as a viable avenue for moral education and spiritual fulfillment. Religious tourism in Vietnam often centers around pagodas, which serve as centers for Buddhist practice, education, and cultural preservation. These sacred sites not only provide a venue for spiritual development but also serve as repositories of intangible cultural heritage.

In this context, temple visits, which involve paying homage to Buddha and engaging in spiritual contemplation, represent a form of spiritual tourism that resonates deeply with Vietnamese cultural identity.

Keywords: Buddhism, Pagoda, Religion, Beliefs, Spiritual Tourism, Tuyen Quang

Pages: 386-389

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