Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery


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Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery lies in Loc Hoa commune, Phu Loc district ( Thua Thien – Hue ). It is the first monastery in the Central region, located on Bach Ma National Park, Truoi Lake. It is one of the tourism destinations in Hue city. Travel to this place, you can enjoy the ancient features of the pagoda.

It reflects the scent, the mundane and listening to the humming meditation bell. Come here visitors can enjoy the feeling of peaceful, lightness, and eliminating all troubles of busy life.

How Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is unique?

When the boat reached the other side, appearing before the eyes was 172 soaring steps for pilgrims. If you go up to the gate, zoom your eyes down, you will be surprised with a region of water in the shadow of Truoi sky clouds. You can listen to the sound of water flowing on stream, birds singing. Thanks to the attractive of the scenery, people feel to harmony and close with the nature.

You can have a quick view; it just likes Zen monasteries of Truc Lam Yen Tu lineage. However, Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery also has the main temple to worship Buddha To sit and meditate under the Bodhi tree, behind the main hall is the ancestral worshiping area of ​​Zen Master Dat Ma. Truc Lam school.

A French engineer was the first person to find out Truoi Mountain and Bach Ma mountain’s beauties. In 1932, he found out Truoi mountain and then Bach Ma. Until 1945, people started to build Bach Ma town with 139 villas as the luxury French style and structures. They included all public areas for living, market, post office and hospital, etc.

The architetuce of Thien Vien Truc Lam Bach Ma

The Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is divided into 3 areas: external hospital, monastery and nunnery with over 20 items, large and small. From the monastery, visitors can see an overview of a charming landscape painted with lakes, streams, mountains and forests …. all blend together to form a beautiful Bach Ma National Park natural picture.

To reach Thien Vien Truc Lam Bach Ma, you must step 172 stone steps, The Tam Quan Gate appears with the highest and majesty in the sky. Walking around the campaign you can enjoy the scenery and Buddhism constructions.

It is worth a visit Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery

Visiting Truc Lam Zen Monastery you can admire the charming landscape of watercolors, ancient temple roofs, vignette patterns, pure and elegant appearance. You will also hear from the Venerable Thich Tam Hanh explaining the humming of a meditation bell.

The climate is very cool here thanks the location close beach (5 km skyway). It is very ideal for a trip to visit the Zen Monastery. Truc Lam Zen Monastery shows among Truoi Lake and hidden in Bach Ma National Park. It makes the romantic scenery and peaceful atmosphere to enjoy.

Anyone who comes to the monastery can try the practice of living in the realm of meditation. The meditation means mind, “cultivate mind in all peace of mind”. With the spirit of openness to everyone, whoever comes here will be facilitated by the Zen Monastery.

When the mind expands, the mind is calm and the mind will develop strength. That calm and then strengthened state is meditation.

How to go to Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery?

Leave Hue city and travel on National Highway No 1 to the south as the way to Danang city. You will reach Thien Vien Truc Lam Bach Ma about 30km from Hue city. You will pass through Truoi Bridge, Phu Loc District. And then turn right for more 10km along Truoi Dam road, passing through the wild land without house, Thien Vien Truc Lam Bach Ma show among Truoi Lake.

In the distance is a majestic mountain scenery, moderate. It’s like Da Lat weather in the heart of Hue. Coming here in the summer, visitors can enjoy the cool fresh air. However, you reach here in the winter, you need to equip warm clothes and scarves. Especially, lightweight waterproof coats, because there is often fog and drizzle. Therefore, Truoi lake will be even more fanciful.

Arrived at Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery, you should spend your time to have the combination of visiting Ba Trai stream. This is one of the four famous springs in this area, containing a fresh and attractive wild beauty.

It takes about 30 minutes to reach Ba Trai stream from Truoi Lake. And the road brings you the freely time to take great photos of the landscape. The landscape here is still pristine, covered by mountains and green trees on four sides. Below is a very mysterious blue water stream with many strange stories told by people here.

Beside enjoying the pure beauty of the water, you can have a fishing gear, you can drop the fishing rod and set the fire on the grill directly. Surely you will forever remember the feeling of living in that peaceful natural mountain forest.

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It is great for

  • Relaxing at the pagoda
  • Living in the realm of meditation
  • Have an ecotourism
  • Visit the scenery and architecture of Zen Monastery
  • Go fishing on the lake or Ba Trai stream

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