Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jingle bells

HDP  125

Found this engraved bell in the Bút Tháp pagoda; my poor vietnamese skills only allow me to decipher 'Chùa Bút Tháp' (Bút Tháp pagoda), 'thành phố Hạ Long' (Halong city) and 'Tỉnh Quảng Ninh' (Quảng Ninh province). Yeah I know, I really oughta take some more lessons! Someone help me?


Virginia said...

I am no help my friend but I do love beautiful bell. I have not been by lately but will get back in your groove now.

Anonymous said...

basically the engraved said: below are the names of the sincere budhist followers that donate the bell to the pagoda.and then after that is the list of names with the address, that's where you see quang ninh province and such

Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

Additional notes: all donors are women (middle name of "Thi",) the first one lives on Tran Hung Dao street, the second from Ha-Long and the others are from Quang Ninh. Obviously, But Thap pagoda is visited by many from other cities.

Jérôme said...

Hi Virginia, Phu,

good to have you back!

Anonymous & Phu: thanks for your help on better understanding what lies beneath.. Feels good to know a bit more about the country I live in! :)