Niet Ban Tinh Xa (Nirvana Pagoda) is located on the side of Small Mountain, at Pineapple Beach. Building was started in 1969 and completed in 1974 on an area of 10.000 square meters.
Beside the sea, Nirvana pagoda stands out against the sky in Western and Oriental style. After the sloping path up to the pagoda, tourists come to big Good and Bad Statues; on the right is a relief of dragons and horses; on the left is a sharp relief of 4 holy animals. The center of the pagoda has a 12 meter Lying Buddha on Nirvana, looking to the West with his right hand under his head. His feet are carved with 52 Buddhism symbolic points. There are smaller statues of fairies and animals. All these are set against a beautiful background of the mountain, forests and trees.
There is a path that leads to the carved boat. This traditionally conveys humans from ignorance to enlightment. Flowers, trees and forest show the story of how Prince Grotama suffered to save life of human beings. A bell, which is 2.8-meter height and 3.5 tons, is housed in a beautiful building at the top of the temple. The sound and sight of this mesmerizes tourists especially at sunset.
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