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07/11/2019 - 08:29

Peaceful meditation place 

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is less known by tourists because of its location deep in the valley, surrounded by mountains and pine hills. This is a tranquil, peaceful shelter for those who want to escape the city.

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda belongs to the Nam Tong sect (Hìnayàna). The construction of the pagoda was completed in 1989, after dozens of years, thanks to the efforts of monks and Buddhists. From a wild, arid, weedy hill region, this place has become a paradise on earth, with immense forest trees and serene nature.

The temple is located at a place 300m above sea level, surrounded by forest and lakes, so the atmosphere here is strangely mild and pleasant. The pagoda space has an area of more than 10,000m2, including the Outer Hall and the Inner Hall. The Outer Hall is a place of living and worship, and the Inner Hall is devoted entirely as a space of meditation.

The artistic space is not frivolous. The main construction material is wood and not elaborately decorated; but instead, it is very harmonious with the surrounding nature. Bamboo houses with thatched roofs nestling among the green of the mountains give visitors a sense of tranquility.

Coming to Hue, let you spend a morning at Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda and enjoy the peaceful, quiet space. Take a deep breath to enjoy the fresh air and let your worries be carried off with the sound of the temple bell. You will feel a strange sense of peace.

Panoramic view of the pagoda from above

Panoramic view of the pagoda from above

The monks decorating the flowers for the front hall

The monks decorating the flowers for the front hall

Walking around the green space of the pagoda

Walking around the green space of the pagoda

The scriptures wooden top-floor of the pagoda

The scriptures wooden top-floor of the pagoda

Peaceful space amidst mountains and forests

Peaceful space amidst mountains and forests

The scenery of the countryside makes visitors excited

The scenery of the countryside makes visitors excited 

​Every space brings peaceEvery space brings peace

Every place in every corner of the pagoda is decorated with statues of Buddha, harmonious with nature

Every place in every corner of the pagoda is decorated with statues of Buddha, harmonious with nature

Quietly praying

Quietly praying

Sightseeing pagoda brings delightful serenity

Sightseeing pagoda brings delightful serenity

By Le Huy Hoang Hai

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