Sunday, 12 January 2014
Day 159 - Rain over Truc Lam Bach Ma Pagoda
Some of you will recognize the pagoda from my first road trip to Hoi An a while ago (if not you can read about it and see the photos here).
The first time round the weather was great but there was not enough time to take the boat over and visit the pagoda so all I had were some views from further away. The, now stolen, GXR allowed me to get some nice close up photos thanks to the Jupiter-8 50mm lens.
This time the day started off grey and dull but undeterred I set out to go and visit the pagoda, this time also taking the boat over to actually see it up close.
Unfortunately on the way there it started raining and it kept at it for most of my visit at the the temple. it was still worth it though as not only is the temple very ice but the views from and around the temple are fantastic.
The Truc Lam Bach Ma Pagoda is hidden away from the main road and sits in the middle of a lake, you can find directions in Google but need to specifically look for it as it does not appear in Google Maps or an other maps.
Finding it and making the detour on your way to Danang or Ho An is more than worth it, the pagoda is very nice and the views of the landscape around there are also great. On a sunny day you could also be swimming in the lake or take a boat and further explore the lake and the waterfalls around it.