du hang pagoda.Haiphong.vietnam.
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Just a short distance from the center of the city of Haiphong, the Du Hang Pagoda is a large and elaborately decorated complex dominated by a huge pagoda roof festooned with a red bat (a traditional symbol of good luck). The pagoda is a working religious site and you’ll be surrounded by locals who come to pray at the various shrines. Be respectful when taking pictures and dress accordingly.