Ho Quoc Pagoda (Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery) is the largest temple on Phu Quoc Island and the Mekong Delta. This temple is a great scenic spot not to miss when coming to Phu Quoc Island because forests and the sea surround it.
Overview of Ho Quoc Pagoda
Address: Suoi Lon hamlet, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang province.
Ho Quoc Pagoda is located about 10 km from Phu Quoc International Airport and about 20 km from the Duong Dong town center.
Opening hours: all-day
Area: 12 hectares
Coming to the Pagoda, you will have a feeling of lightness. All daily worries and worries will be partly relieved by the fresh air and spectacular scenery. The sound of waves, wind, and temple bells create a unique sound of this place. That’s why monks, nuns, Buddhists, and tourists visit the temple in large numbers every Tet holiday.
Reasons to go to Ho Quoc Pagoda
2 of the many reasons that will help you decide whether to go or not:
– You can go to Ho Quoc Pagoda to pray for peace, health, happiness, career or simply go to worship and pray for your journey to be safe and convenient.
– The scenery here is breathtaking, so you can own yourself million-like photos, but note that because it is a sanctuary, we only take pictures outside the temple and avoid checking in with the statues in the temple.
How to move to Ho Quoc Pagoda
Ho Quoc Pagoda is located about 27km from Duong Dong town center. You can go to the temple by motorbike or taxi with CMT8 – Hung Vuong – Nguyen Van Cu – The pagoda.
Or you can also choose to go to the temple from the direction of Phu Quoc Prison, about 1km from the intersection to Bai Sao. There is a left turn to go to the temple.
A few notes before visiting
– The entrance to Ho Quoc Pagoda is quite winding, so you have to go slowly, hold the steering wheel firmly to avoid unfortunate things from happening.
– Because it is a sanctuary, visitors to the temple should pay attention to proper attire. Especially girls should wear a bit long skirt, not short skirts, shorts when visiting the temple.
– Do not joke or speak loudly in the temple premises, especially the main hall.
– Maintain hygiene inside and outside the temple premises, do not litter indiscriminately.
Explore the great landscape
View of the Pagoda
Entering the main gate, you will immediately see a vast green jade Buddha statue, approximately the height of an adult, lying under the excellent Bodhi tree. The figure is carved monolithic jade. Each line on the face and body is incredibly soulful.
Going inside is a large square. The entrance to Ho Quoc Pagoda is a relief of dragons and lotus flowers meticulously sculpted in yellow. The painting stretches along the length of the stairs leading to the main hall.
The corridor along the entrance is stylized with a dragon symbolizing the Tran Dynasty. When climbing to the last step, take a few minutes to look back at Phu Quoc sea. You will feel like you are so small in the midst of this vast nature.
Although located in the Truc Lam Zen Monastery system, the architecture of Ho Quoc Pagoda is different from the rest of the monasteries. Every architectural detail is meticulously cared for. The overall architecture of the pagoda is made from ironwood and primitive stone.
The pillars supporting the pagoda are made of ironwood; the length of the post limits the height of the main hall.
Ho Quoc Pagoda (Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery) daily welcomes many visitors to visit and worship not only because of its beautiful location, unique architecture but also because of its mysterious sacredness.