Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc is a famous spiritual work, located in the complex of Truc Lam Zen Monastery being built on a scale of up to 110ha. This pagoda has an impressive history and architecture. Let's learn more about Dong Travel in the article below.
Welcome gate to Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc (@kakiko.norakura)
1. Introduction to Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc
Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc is located in the largest spiritual project with a total area of up to 110 hectares. This pagoda was officially started construction in 2011, located on a famous spiritual land with favorable feng shui, in front of the sea and behind the majestic mountains.
Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc is located in Suoi Lon hamlet, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province, where it rains all year round and is a popular destination for tourists to visit and worship.
View from the main hall of the pagoda (@angalia15)
2. When was Ho Quoc Phu Quoc Pagoda built?
Ho Quoc Phu Quoc Pagoda was built in 1 year with more than 1000 people participating in the construction continuously. The construction started in 2011 and was inaugurated in 2012. The construction cost is up to 100 billion VND.
Panoramic view of Ho Quoc Pagoda in the process of completion
3. Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Ho Quoc Pagoda, Phu Quoc through the stages
The history of the formation of the Ho Quoc pagoda on Phu Quoc island is divided into three stages.
Phase 1: (October 14, 2011) Officially started construction of Ho Quoc pagoda in a spiritual project of 110ha, of which the pagoda occupies 12% of the total area, is the largest pagoda in Phu Quoc and the region. Mekong Delta up to now.
Phase 2: (December 14, 2012) Officially inaugurated Ho Quoc Pagoda after 14 months of construction. And began to welcome groups of tourists to visit and travel.
Phase 3: (Year 2013 - 2014): Build more items to complete the pagoda landscape and become an ideal destination for tourists from all over the world.
A corner of Ho Quoc Pagoda (@seudaudo)
4. Architecture - structure of Ho Quoc Pagoda
The architecture of Ho Quoc Pagoda in Phu Quoc is a combination of two architectural styles of the Ly and Tran dynasties. The structure is relatively similar to the sacred pagodas in the Northern region such as the Hundred Gian Pagoda, the Perfume Pagoda.
Patterns of bronze drums at Ho Quoc Pagoda (@insatiable_travel)
Ho Quoc Pagoda is built entirely from ironwood, relatively low height, inside there is an altar of Duc Ong like in the North.
Inside the Ho Quoc Pagoda on Phu Quoc Island, there is a worship of Lord Ong (@kakiko.norakura)xxx
Ho Quoc Pagoda complex includes Tam Quan gate, main hall, Thien Quang courtyard, steps, drum tower, bell tower and ancestral church. Inside the pagoda, there are sculptures of 18 Arhats, Bat Nha Hang and Pho Hien Hanh Nguyen.
18 Arhats are placed around the main hall of Ho Quoc Pagoda (@jeremy.nvt)
All wooden columns are carved exquisitely, the pagoda owns a 3m high Buddha statue with a monolithic marbled blue color. Each line on the statue is extremely delicate and soft and elegant.
Right behind the Buddha statue is a white plaster statue carved with a dragon and phoenix with a length running along the way to the main hall of the pagoda. To get to the main pagoda of Truc Lam Zen Monastery in Phu Quoc, visitors need to walk through 70 stone steps.
The painting of dragon and phoenix stretching 70 steps can be seen from afar (@beautiful_vn_life)
Blue Buddha (@belleviehcm)
Dharma Protector Statue at Truc Lam Zen Monastery in Phu Quoc (@quangs_corner)
5. Guide to move to Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc
To move from Duong Dong town to Ho Quoc Phu Quoc pagoda, visitors can move from Duong Dong town by motorbike along the direction to Phu Quoc Prison.
According to the map, when the position is about 1km from Bai Sao, continue to turn into a small turn on the left hand side. Go along the road to reach Ho Quoc Phu Quoc Pagoda. Along the way there will be signposts, this road is a concrete road more than 6m wide based on signposts.
The great gate of Ho Quoc Pagoda, Phu Quoc. (@biki.pas)
When entering from the gate of Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Ho Quoc Pagoda, visitors will be overwhelmed with 18 arhats carved on stone with serious faces. Looking straight, you will see the way to the main hall with 2 entrances, the middle area has a very sophisticated wooden carpet carved with motifs of flying dragons and lotus flowers.
Note: There are 2 paths to the pagoda, in which if visitors turn left, they will go along the back of the pagoda, this is an internal road, so no tourists are welcome. Therefore, visitors should go straight to the pagoda gate.
Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc is a sacred pagoda that every visitor should visit when coming to Phu Quoc. All information about the architecture, history of the pagoda and how to move to the pagoda has been sent to you by Dong Travel. Please contact us immediately to book tickets to Phu Quoc at good prices.