Ho Quoc Pagoda, also known as Truc Lam Ho Quoc Monastery is the largest temple in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province. As one of the Truc Lam Zen monasteries in the country, the pagoda attracts a lot of visitors.
How to get to Ho Quoc Pagoda
Truc Lam Zen Monastery - Ho Quoc Pagoda is located in Suoi Lon hamlet, Duong To Commune. The pagoda is about 10 km from Phu Quoc International Airport and 20 km from Duong Dong town, which is very convenient for tourists.
To get to Ho Quoc pagoda, you go along Bai Sao road - the most beautiful beach in Phu Quoc with fine white sand and clear blue water. Then you have to cross the steep mountain passing through a big bridge over the stream and turn right.
October 14th, 2011: The temple began construction with a total area of 110 hectares in the spiritual tourism project in Phu Quoc.
December 14th, 2012: The pagoda was officially inaugurated after 14 months, becoming the largest newly built pagoda in the Southwest region.
Ho Quoc Pagoda
The architecture of Ho Quoc Pagoda
Although it belongs to Truc Lam Meditation system, however, Ho Quoc Pagoda has different characteristics from Truc Lam Yen Tu and Truc Lam Da Lat.
The pagoda has an exceptional position on the back of the mountain, facing the sea, built according to the Ly and Tran architecture, including items: Dai Hung Bao Dien, To house, bell tower and empty tower.
The pagoda is made from Ironwood, and the original carved stone is very delicate.
To enter the temple, you must first step through the gate of Tam Quan consisting of three gates: Dai Giac door, Bat Nhi door - on the left and the gate of Liberation - on the right.
The Buddha statue in the temple yard
In the temple yard, there is a marble monolithic Buddha statue in a very vivid and soulful manner, is also the highlight of the temple. To get to the Main Hall, you have to step out of 70 steps. Two rows of stairs form a very vivid carved stone dragon.
Ho Quoc Pagoda is one of the most sacred places in Phu Quoc where people here come to worship on holidays, or just come to find the peace in mind.