Hoang Phuc Pagoda with a history of more than 700 years, this place is the oldest pagoda in the Central Region.
Located in My Thuy commune, Le Thuy district, Quang Binh, the sunny and windy land of the Central, the pagoda exudes simplicity, extraordinary peace, and depth. Hoang Phuc Pagoda is not only a religious place for Buddhists but also a tourist destination for visitors from near and far.
According to history books, since the time when King Tran Nhan Tong visited, the pagoda has a history of more than 700 years. Hoang Phuc Pagoda was formerly known as Kinh Thien, the name speaks of reverence and devotion to the Buddha to pray for blessing, health, prosperity, and happiness.
This pagoda is a place of worship of the Buddha, dharma pracāra. Besides, it also associated with the process of building and defending the country of Vietnamese, shining historical milestones of the nation.
Over many time events, the temple gradually degraded and now has been embellished and restored. The praiseworthy here is still retaining the original status that is the external three-door gate, the internal three-door gate, Buddha tower, and the Three Jewels.
Besides, the pagoda still retains several artifacts such as statues of Quan Am Buddha, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the statue of Arhat, and many intricate bronze castings that are very sophisticated and highly artistic.
The states have honored this pagoda as a national historical monument in December 2015 and as the oldest temple in Central Vietnam.
In addition to serving the religious needs of local people, this place is also an attractive and exciting destination for visitors to visit and admire. Pray for peace and luck to your family, friends, and relatives.
Source: Lao Dong