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Check-in the most beautiful temples in Hue

Hue is not only a land that attracts people to move because of its beautiful landscapes and ancient royal architectural works, but it is also the cradle of unique and cultural temples.

In Hue, there are more than 300 pagodas and worship halls large and small. Many famous ancient temples and pagodas such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Dam, Bao Quoc, Tu Hieu, etc. Each temple in Hue is not only a unique architectural work that blends people with the landscape. nature, but also a unique historical, cultural and spiritual address. Join Vntrip to discover the pagodas with the most beautiful architecture in Hue below!

1. Thien Mu Pagoda

The pagoda is a symbol associated with the gentle beauty of the ancient capital of Hue, becoming a must-visit Hue tourist destination of any tourist visiting this sacred but also romantic place. If you visit Hue without once seeing Thien Mu Pagoda, you have not really been to Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda.  Picture: Tuong Vy Tran

Thien Mu Pagoda. Picture: Tuong Vy Tran

Built in the 1600s and preserved over many times, Thien Mu Pagoda is attracted by its magnificent magnificence but equally pure and poetic. Called a pagoda, but Thien Mu pagoda does not have as many Buddha statues as other pagodas, mainly it is a place to store precious antiques in terms of history and art, such as the statues of Phap protectors, statues of Thap Vuong, ancient verses of the Buddha. objects, bronze bells, or the car that carried monk Thich Quang Duc to the place of self-immolation, etc.

Green campus at Thien Mu Pagoda.  Picture: Tuong Vy Tran

Green campus at Thien Mu Pagoda. Picture: Tuong Vy Tran

Watching the sunset at the foot of Thien Mu Pagoda is also an experience that you should not miss. Here, at sunset, the atmosphere is quiet and strange, making each of us feel so peaceful that we think we can fully hold it in our arms.

Sunset seen from Thien Mu pagoda.  Image: @meoluoicuon

Sunset seen from Thien Mu pagoda. Image: @meoluoicuon

Rows of tofu below Thien Mu Pagoda.  Image: @cuongkhii

Rows of tofu below Thien Mu Pagoda. Image: @cuongkhii

2. Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Not far from the center, in the west, along the road along the Perfume River, over Xuoc Du bridge, about more than a kilometer to Dong Cham village, Huong Ho, Huong Tra town, is where the temple - Zen forest Huyen Khong Son Thuong is located. . The pagoda is nestled in the middle of a forest of absolute purity, hidden deep in the valley among 50 hectares of green trees in four seasons. The first impression is the quiet to the fanciful and the cool and airy space around. The fresh air and echoes of nature here invite us to return to our souls.

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda.  Picture: Phan Ba ​​Loc

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda. Picture: Phan Ba ​​Loc

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda was built in the late 80s on an area of ​​more than 10,000 square meters, in the middle of a pine and acacia forest planted by the temple itself. The temple complex includes the main works: the main hall, Nghinh Luong Dinh, Am May Tia, They harmonize with the road, Too good road, the Sangha... Each building is built in the traditional architectural style with the appearance of Hue. and imbued with Vietnamese soul, without fussy paint colors or complicated dragon and phoenix motifs. Each building leaves room for nature to weave in harmony, maintain a coherent green color and a fresh, friendly air.

Fresh air at Huyen Khong Son Thuong pagoda.  Picture: Nguyen Anh Tuan

Fresh air at Huyen Khong Son Thuong pagoda. Picture: Nguyen Anh Tuan

Find the quiet meditation scene at Huyen Khong Son Thuong pagoda, immerse yourself in the green space, the scent of trees, forests, streams, mixed with incense, relax, take a deep breath and return to the present, for sure. You will find your peace here.

Peaceful beauty.  Picture: Nguyen Anh Tuan

Peaceful beauty. Picture: Nguyen Anh Tuan

3. Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery Temple

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is located in the heart of Truoi Lake in Loc Hoa Commune, Phu Loc District. To get to the Zen Monastery, at Truoi Lake Dam, you will have to take a boat for about 15 minutes.

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery.  Picture: Nguyen Phong

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery. Picture: Nguyen Phong

Coming to Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery, you will admire the masterpieces of Buddhist art, the ancient decorative motifs, the curved roofs of the pagoda. You will feel like you are immersed in the subtle incense in a pure and elegant atmosphere, with the sound of meditation bells ringing in each beat, falling into the void, flying on the water in the charming landscape.

Truc Lam Zen Monastery is a masterpiece of Buddhist art.  Picture: Nguyen Phong

Truc Lam Zen Monastery is a masterpiece of Buddhist art. Picture: Nguyen Phong

To reach the three-door gate of Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery, you have to pass 172 stone steps, the three-door gate of the Zen Monastery appears high and majestic in the blue sky. You can take a walk to admire the scenery and the bold Buddhist architecture inside the Zen Monastery. All surrounded by primeval forests, lush trees, well-groomed flower gardens adorn the campus. People seem to be lost in a peaceful place without worries, their souls are lighter and more peaceful than ever.

A place of peace, without concern.  Picture: Nguyen Phong

A place of peace, without concern. Picture: Nguyen Phong

4. Tu Hieu Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda is a temple hidden deep in the vast pine forest in Thuy Xuan ward, City. Hue. This is a temple associated with the story of a son's filial piety to his elderly mother, and the unique temple is the resting place of eunuchs under the Nguyen Dynasty.

Tu Hieu Pagoda.  Picture: The Hue of Hue

Tu Hieu Pagoda. Picture: The Hue of Hue

Tu Hieu Pagoda is distinguished by the harmonious combination of architecture and poetic natural scenery that makes anyone who comes to feel like they are lost in the fantasy world of the green pine forest. Along the small tree-lined streets, Tu Hieu Pagoda gradually appears with an airy space, charming landscape, both simple features and the appearance of Hue royal architecture. Exquisite carvings, ceramic decoration on the reliefs with dragon and phoenix patterns.

The temple is associated with filial piety.  Picture: The Hue of Hue

The temple is associated with filial piety. Picture: The Hue of Hue

The temple has 3 traditional compartments and two wings forming a closed whole. The main hall is the place to worship the ancestors. One thing that is different at Tu Hieu pagoda from other temples is that besides the statues of Tam The Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha, the temple also worships paintings instead of statues, which is also a special feature that makes the solemn place of worship closer. .

Green space at Tu Hieu pagoda.  Image: @lindsiepham

Green space at Tu Hieu pagoda. Image: @lindsiepham

5. Thien Lam Pagoda

Thien Lam Pagoda is located on Quang Te hill, Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city, an extremely favorable location with extremely beautiful and airy natural scenery. Thien Lam Pagoda, also known as Standing Buddha - Reclining Buddha, belongs to the Southern School sect founded by Mr. The pagoda was built in 1966 and overhauled in 2014.

Thien Lam Pagoda.  Picture: Cuong Quoc Pham

Thien Lam Pagoda. Picture: Cuong Quoc Pham

Thien Lam Pagoda has a gentle Theravada Buddhist-style entrance gate, with impressive details, along with the main yellow color, the spiritual color of the temple, but besides that, the meditative quality is still evident in the temple. the architectural works, the space of the temple. In terms of architecture, Thien Ton Pagoda has the appearance of traditional gold-plated temples in Thailand with spiral towers. But when entering the temple grounds, you will think that you are going to Burma with the land of golden pagodas, or back to India with the delicate architecture in the tombstones.

The tower stands out in the middle of Thien Lam pagoda.  Picture: Cuong Quoc Pham

The tower stands out in the middle of Thien Lam pagoda. Picture: Cuong Quoc Pham

In particular, the green space with countless green trees around is also a plus point of Thien Lam Pagoda, making the overall temple more gentle, and quiet. At this point, it seems that all the worries and busyness of life have disappeared from time to time.

Thien Lam Pagoda has a unique architecture.  Image: Collectibles

Thien Lam Pagoda has a unique architecture. Image: Collectibles

6. Huyen Khong Pagoda 1

Huyen Khong Pagoda 1 is a religious building with a harmonious combination of Japanese and Indian architectural beauty. Not only is the place of Buddhist worship and peace of mind for many Buddhists as well as tourists near and far, the pagoda also possesses a unique beauty amidst the poetic scenery of dreamy Hue.

Huyen Khong Pagoda 1. Photo: Le Phuong Tung

Huyen Khong Pagoda 1. Photo: Le Phuong Tung

Seen from afar, Huyen Khong 1 pagoda appears firmly, located in the middle of a rather large campus with a total area of ​​up to 6,000 m2. This religious building is planned into a landscape filled with greenery, peace and tranquility in the middle of the charming mountains and rivers of the land of God. In particular, the most prominent is a Mahabodhi Stupa built in imitation of the prototype of the great stupa of Mahā Bodhi Gāya in India but with a smaller size. Perhaps that is why the temple has a clear Indian appearance.

Dai Giac stupa.  Image: Collectibles

Dai Giac stupa. Image: Collectibles

Temple grounds.  Image: Collectibles

Temple grounds. Image: Collectibles

7. Giac Luong Pagoda

Giac Luong Pagoda is the first village temple of Thua Thien - Hue province to be ranked as a national historical and cultural relic in 1992. The pagoda was built in the south, rectangular shape 14.60m long; 11.48m wide, wooden roof slopes, tiled roof, including 2 compartments and 4 wings. Next to the temple is the Sangha. The temple grounds are surrounded by mules in a rectangular shape, 79m long; 1.20m high; 0.50m thick. The front is the citadel to build the pillar. The three-way gate is massive, with an upper floor and three doors below, larger in scale than many national temples in Hue. In the temple, there are 7 Buddha statues, worshiping saints Quan Cong, Quan Binh, Chau Xuong. The pagoda has the alphabet of 12 ancestors who have openly established the village.

Giac Luong Pagoda.  Picture: The Hue of Hue

Giac Luong Pagoda. Picture: The Hue of Hue

In the temple, there is still a large bell, cast in 1819, the bell body is cast with the names of talented blacksmiths, mandarins and rich people who have donated money to cast the bell and restore the temple. In the temple grounds, there are also shrines: Cao Cac Thanh Hoang, Special Tan Phu Quoc Thuong General Tran Quy Cong and two Duong Dai Lang.
Inside Giac Luong Pagoda.  Picture: The Hue of Hue

Inside Giac Luong Pagoda. Picture: The Hue of Hue

Giac Luong Pagoda contributes to the study of the historical formation of the architectural style of Hue pagodas in the mile-long length of Vietnamese Buddhist architecture.

The temple is intricately carved.  Picture: The Hue of Hue

The temple is intricately carved. Picture: The Hue of Hue

If Hue is too familiar to you through the images of mausoleums and temples, try to set foot in the temples here to feel a "different" Hue. The beautiful pagodas in Hue are not only a place to give you a feeling of peace and fresh air, but also an opportunity for you to learn more about the unique Buddhist culture of Hue.