Besides the beautiful natural landscape, Phu Quoc also attracts visitors by the sacred pagodas here. Phu Quoc Pagoda is famous for its unique architecture, sacredness and showing the typical culture of the people. The top 10 famous and sacred Phu Quoc pagodas below will be the place for you to feel peace, purity and pray for peace and luck.
1. Ho Quoc Pagoda (Phu Quoc Truc Lam Zen Monastery) - the largest pagoda in Phu Quoc
Address: Suoi Lon hamlet, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang province.
Panorama of Ho Quoc Pagoda (@gathermoments)
Ho Quoc Pagoda, also known as Truc Lam Phu Quoc Zen Monastery, is a sacred and peaceful Phu Quoc pagoda. This is the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta with an area of up to 110 hectares. With a construction investment of more than VND 100 billion, you will be overwhelmed by the exquisite statue of Shakyamuni Buddha carved with monolithic jade, placed in the middle of the beautiful ironwood pagoda.
Ho Quoc Pagoda is located with its back against the majestic mountains, amidst the vast forests, quiet and picturesque. The peaceful space here has attracted many tourists from all over the world to visit and see.
Beautifully sculpted Ho Quoc Pagoda (@svetlana18111981)
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2. Hung Quoc Tu (Phuoc Thien Pagoda)
Address: Quarter 4, Nguyen Trung Truc street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Hung Quoc Pagoda with the age of more than 60 years (built in 1952), is a famous and peaceful place visited by many tourists as well as locals.
Hung Quoc Tu is also known as Phuoc Thien Pagoda, according to the Pure Land School of Lay People, founded by Mr. Ut Bup and his fellow monks, with the permission of Master Nguyen Minh Tri.
This Phu Quoc pagoda has beautiful architecture, bold classical features of Vietnamese pagodas. Taking yellow as the main color combined with blue tones has made the whole pagoda look very rustic and peaceful.
Gate to Hung Quoc Tu Pagoda
Hung Quoc Tu Pagoda is located right on the main road, easy to find, near Dinh Cau and the night market. This is a spiritual place that you should not miss when coming to Phu Quoc.
To get to Hung Quoc Pagoda, from Duong Dong town, go all the way to Cach Mang Thang 8 street, then turn left onto Tran Phu street. About 700m, continue to turn left onto Mac Cuu street. After turning right on Nguyen Trung Truc street, you will immediately see Hung Quoc Tu pagoda.
3. Sung Hung Pagoda (Sung Hung Co Tu) - the oldest pagoda in Phu Quoc
Address: 7 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Built in the late 19th century, Sung Hung Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Phu Quoc. After two restorations in 1924 and 1960, Sung Hung Co Tu still retains the architecture commonly seen in folklore: "in front of the pagoda, behind the pagoda", right in front is a large yard and a garden of monks.
Gate to Sung Hung Pagoda
Visitors when entering will be overwhelmed by the magnificence, magnificence and beautiful architecture of the pagoda. In front of the pagoda is a fence with a tiled three-way gate, carved with dragons and phoenixes that look very majestic.
In the middle of the pagoda yard is a statue of Bodhisattva Quan Am standing on water. On the side of the pagoda, there is a road for visitors to visit Amitabha Buddha.
At the main hall of this pagoda in Phu Quoc, there are many elaborately sculpted Buddha statues to create a sacred and sacred space.
Sung Hung Co Tu appears full of peace and color through the lens of Japanese tourists (@__yangmei__)
To get to Sung Hung Pagoda, from Duong Dong town, visitors go along Cach Mang Thang 8 to DT 973 and then onto Nguyen Trung Truc street. Next, turn to 30/4 street, go to Tran Hung Dao street, you will see Sung Hung pagoda on the right hand side.
4. Su Muon Pagoda (Hung Long Tu)
Address: Suoi Da hamlet, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Phu Quoc Su Muon Pagoda is also known as Hung Long Tu Pagoda. The pagoda has a rare prime location when leaning against the mountain, facing the water. This place is also a spiritual place that attracts many tourists from all over the world to visit, pilgrimage and worship.
The pagoda was built in the 30s of the last century (about the 1930s), according to traditional folk architecture. The founder of Hung Long Tu was Zen Master Giai Minh, whose real name was Nguyen Kim Muon (1892-1946). Perhaps that's why the locals used to call it Su Muon Pagoda as a way of calling the family to forget and also to remember him.
Su Muon Pagoda has a traditional architecture
With traditional, idyllic architecture with lots of cool grass and trees around. The Tam Quan gate of the pagoda is located at the foot of the mountain, about 800m from the pagoda, visitors need to climb 60 stone steps representing 60 years and 1 life to reach the pagoda.
In the middle of the pagoda yard, there is a statue of Quan Am Buddha sitting on a green lotus, on both sides are natural stone blocks bearing the image of "a dragon adoring and a tiger" which is very unique and beautiful. In particular, behind the pagoda there is a very tall 200-year-old kenia tree, shading the whole area.
To get to Su Muon pagoda, from Duong Dong town, visitors move along Cach Mang Thang street, turn right on DT 973, go 200 m then turn left onto provincial road DT 45. Then turn left to DT 47. see Su Muon pagoda.
5. Duong Dong Holy Pagoda (Cao Phu Quoc Pagoda) - Cao Dai Pagoda in Phu Quoc
Duong Dong Thanh That Pagoda, also known as Cao Pagoda, has beautiful architecture (@vietnamesegod)
The gate of Duong Dong Holy That is roofed with red bricks. The right gate is for men, the left gate is for women, you should pay attention to the right door. The main hall of the pagoda is splendidly decorated with majestic dragon-carved communal houses.
Overall, this pagoda in Phu Quoc has a very beautiful yellow and green color. These are the symbolic colors of the Cao Dai religion that you will see in any Cao Dai pagoda in the world.
In Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc now has 2 Cao Dai Holy Pagodas. Please note to choose the right attractions.
Duong Dong Holy House belongs to Tay Ninh Holy See Cao Dai Church
This sanctuary built in 2008 is located at 40 Nguyen Trai, which is often visited by many tourists due to its relatively convenient access and easy access to the center of the town.
Cao Dai Holy Family Church belongs to Cao Dai Chieu Minh Tam Thanh Vo Vi sect
This place is also known as Cao Pagoda because it is located on the fox mountain on the edge of TT. Duong Dong. This place is less known and quite difficult to visit. To get to the pagoda, visitors have to climb many steps on a steep, steep slope.
The pagoda was built in the traditional architecture, because it was built on the foundation of the Quan Am pagoda that was destroyed by war. Today, in the campus of the Holy That Duong Dong, there is a small sound as a memorial of Quan Am Pagoda.
6. Ba Pagoda - the sacred Phu Quoc pagoda
Address: 44 Vo Thi Sau street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Ba Pagoda is a famous and sacred pagoda to pray for luck and peace. This place also preserves and transmits the legend of the goddess Thuy Long Thanh Mau. This Phu Quoc pagoda was built in the ancient architectural style. The pagoda is roofed with red tile, the gate and the pillars and columns are carved with exquisite, magnificent and beautiful dragon and phoenix.
About Thuy Long Thanh Mau or goddess Kim Giao, she is considered as the person who has openly destroyed Phu Quoc island district. Therefore, every year in the first lunar month, residents on the island will hold a ceremony to worship her to show respect and pray for luck and peace to Ngoc Island.
Ba Pagoda was built in the ancient architectural style
To get to Ba Pagoda, from Duong Dong town, visitors go along CMT8, go to DT 973 and then turn to Nguyen Trung Truc street. Then turn to Vo Thi Sau street, go further 200 meters to reach the pagoda.
7. Phap Quang Pagoda Phu Quoc (Rich Pagoda) - beautiful pagoda in Phu Quoc
Address: Tran Hung Dao street, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Built in 1986, Phap Quang Pagoda, also known as Giau Pagoda, is one of the oldest Phu Quoc pagodas. The pagoda is located in the center of town, very convenient and easy for people to visit. When entering the pagoda, visitors may be overwhelmed by the splendor and magnificence of this place.
Phap Quang Phu Quoc Pagoda is located in the center of town
The main hall of Phap Quang Pagoda is a place to worship Buddha, next to it are two very large and majestic dragon statues lying on both sides. Outside, there are many Arhat statues with different shades.
8. Dinh Cau Pagoda Phu Quoc - famous pagoda in Phu Quoc
Address: near Bach Dang park, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Dinh Cau Pagoda is the most famous spiritual Phu Quoc pagoda on the pearl island. The pagoda is located on a rock with a unique shape, nestled under a tree over a hundred years old. View towards the blue sea. This place worships the Goddess Ngoc and her two uncles, Uncle Tai and Uncle Quy. These are the gods who protect fishermen when they go out to sea.
Dinh Cau Pagoda is nestled under a hundred-year-old tree (@vicky.jang2)
Dinh Cau is located right next to the lighthouse (@yune_huynh)
Behind Dinh Cau, there are often many visitors checking in (@khanhhlinh95)
To get to Dinh Cau Pagoda in Phu Quoc, from the night market, visitors move along Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street. Then turn left and go about 250m of Nguyen Trung Truc street to get there.
9. Hung Vi Son Pagoda
Address: Ganh Gio hamlet, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
Hung Nhi Son Pagoda, also known by the familiar name Ong Phung Pagoda. This is how people remember the merits of the person who cleared the wasteland and built the pagoda. Phu Quoc Hung Nhi Son Pagoda is famous for its sacredness. The pagoda is located on a mountainside, surrounded by lush green trees, exuding an idyllic, wild and rare beauty.
Ong Phung Pagoda - peace on the pearl island
Phu Quoc Hung Nhi Son Pagoda is located in Ganh Gio hamlet, so it is very close to the center of Duong Dong town. As long as you ask, any Phu Quoc person will enthusiastically show you the way to the pagoda.
10. Dinh Ba Le Kim Dinh Palace (Ba Ong Lang Palace) - a pagoda associated with the nation's history
Address: Ong Lang beach, on the left bank of Cua Can river, in Cua Can commune, about 7km north of Duong Dong town.
True to the name, Dinh Ba Le Kim Dinh is the place to worship Mrs. Kim Dinh - the wife of national hero Nguyen Trung Truc. Initially, her grave was located on Ong Lang beach, on the left bank of Cua Can river. In the past, her grave was simply covered with earth. It was not until later that the tomb was restored, covered with ceramic tiles and erected a stele.
Dinh Ba Le Kim Dinh - wife of national hero Nguyen Trung Truc
Coming to the pagoda in Phu Quoc - Dinh Ba Le Kim Dinh, visitors also hear about many thrilling stories. At the same time, it is also about learning about history and visiting the peaceful and pure pagoda scene.
To get to Dinh Ba Le Kim Dinh, from Duong Dong town, visitors move along Duong Dong - Cua Can road to the North of Phu Quoc island. Going more than 4 km will see a large road leading down to the sea with many signs. You continue about 1 km will reach Ong Lang beach. Here, you just need to ask the way to Ba Lon's tomb, the local people will guide you.
Coming to the pearl island, besides relaxing, enjoying specialties and participating in entertainment activities, Phu Quoc Pagoda is also a destination that you should not miss. This is your chance to pray for peace for yourself and your family. In addition, you can also learn about the thrilling stories as well as understand more about the history and people here. Hopefully the information about these top 10 famous and sacred Phu Quoc pagodas will help your journey to discover Phu Quoc more special and complete!