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  Chua Nam Quang Tu

 

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The main building of Chua Nam Quang Tu, a mixed Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist temple in Hoi An, with on its gable board a dharmachakra as styled in Lamaism (fig.).

 

The prayer hall houses a Buddha image seated in the maravijaya or bhumisparsa pose underneath a replica Ficus religiosa, i.e. a bodhi tree.

 

  Chua Nam Quang Tu

 

  Chua Nam Quang Tu

 

The temple's architecture has features influenced by both Tibetan Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism, such as the chofa (fig.) and bai raka (fig.) on the roof.

 

The monks (fig.) and novices (fig.) who dwell at Chua Nam Quang Tu wear saffron-coloured clothes that include baggy, kaangkaeng le-like (fig.) trousers.

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15░52'51.9"N 108░20'38.2"E

 

  Chua Nam Quang Tu