Chuc Thanh Pagoda is the oldest and most revered Buddhism pagoda in Hoi An. It’s offering a combination of traditional Vietnamese and Chinese architectural design. Specially located in a tranquil garden setting.
The pagoda is located in Cam Pho ward, Hoi An town, Quang Nam province – Da Nang. The temple was founded by Zen Master Minh Hai – France in the late seventeenth century.
How Chuc Thanh Pagoda is unique?
Chuc Thanh Pagoda is located in Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism. According to Nguyen Lang’s book, the Buddhist temple of Chuc Thanh was founded in the 17th century by Zen master Minh Hai of France. This Zen monk from Phuoc Kien, our country during the reign of Lord Nguyen Phuc Tran (1687 – 1691).
He set up the forum at Linh Mu Pagoda, then Hoi An temple Chuc Thanh. Gradually, this temple became a large communal house in Central and South Vietnam.
The pagoda is built according to the three-tone pattern, with the architectural style of the traditional Chinese and Vietnamese with many large statues, carved period. In the main shrine Tam The Buddha, Maitreya, 18 Arhat, before the statue Quan The Bodhisattva. In addition, there are many stupas of the founder of Minh Hai, Thay Tho (35), Bich (39), Thien Qua, etc. Since then, the temple has been restored twice a year. 1956 and 1964 in accordance with the request of King Nguyen Phuc Chu.
Although there are no more sandy beaches outside the Chuc Thanh pagoda, green pine hills in the wind, the pagoda no longer has to cross the sandy roads. But instead the houses massive and hard soil roads for population demand and urban development. But inside the temple still retains the ancient look, old trees are still there, the image of the temple is still mossy, the layers of time can not be eradicated.
It’s so easy to go to pagoda by bicycle, Chuc Thanh Pagoda is worth a stop for all those looking to explore beyond travel Hoi An ancient town. Like any place of worship around the globe, do dress appropriately when visiting Chuc Thanh Pagoda. Your traveling around Vietnam will be not enough if you skip Chuc Thanh Pagoda. Let contact Origin Vietnam for your trip happen.
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