Visit Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong to discover the longest reclining Buddha in Asia

Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong is a religious work with very unique and special architecture. This is a famous ancient temple, where many monks and nuns offer incense to Buddha. The pagoda is recognized as the temple with the longest reclining Buddha in Asia (according to the Asian record organization). If you have the opportunity to visit Binh Duong, do not forget to visit Hoi Khanh Pagoda to admire this famous Buddha statue.

About Hoi Khanh Pagoda Binh Duong

Hoi Khanh Pagoda is located at 29 Hoi Khanh Pagoda Street, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province. The location of the temple is easy to find, just 150 meters from the main road. The architecture of the temple is quite special and outstanding, so going from afar, you can already see a glimpse of the temple. The gate of Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh DuongThe gate of Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong

Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong has great historical value, associated with many important historical events.

Originally, in 1741, the pagoda was built on a high hill and was originally built by Zen Master Dai Ngan. Then during the war against France, the pagoda was completely destroyed. In 1861 the pagoda was rebuilt but at a location about 100m2 from the old location in 1868 by the monk Thich Chanh Dac.Outside Hoi Khanh Pagoda Binh DuongOutside Hoi Khanh Pagoda Binh Duong

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The period of war against France and against America; There were many monks of the temple standing up to show patriotism, ready to fight the enemy. Among them is the monk Tu Tam who was captured by the French invaders and exiled to Con Dao prison.Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong has great historical and Buddhist valueHoi Khanh Pagoda has great historical and Buddhist value

Besides, the pagoda is also the place where important meetings of famous patriots took place. In the period 1923-1926, this was the headquarters of the “Honorary Society” including Nguyen Sinh Sac – Uncle Ho’s father. Experiencing many stages of fierce war, the pagoda has been damaged a lot. To this day, the pagoda has been renovated, restored and upgraded many times to keep its ancient and beautiful values ​​for future generations.Architectural architecture of Hoi Khanh pagoda Binh DuongToday, the temple has been renovated extremely beautifully

In addition, the sacredness of the temple is something that many young people tell each other. Even Hoi Khanh Pagoda is often visited by young people and chosen as one of the five temples to pray for luck in Binh Duong !

Colorful Buddhist architecture of Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong

Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong has the architecture of 4 main parts typical of the ancient temples of Cochinchina, including the main hall and main hall, the main lecture hall, the Dong Lang, and the Tay Lang. In which, the main hall and the main lecture hall are connected and arranged in a “flank” style. The architecture is connected according to the popular form typical of the ancient temples of Dang Trong at that time. It’s the “snake shelf overlap”.Architecture of Khanh Hoi pagoda Binh DuongThe pagoda has a unique “snail-in-the-floor” architecture

The main hall consists of 100 wooden statues painted with gold and vermilion sculpting the Arhat and Minh Vuong in many shapes. There are 2 bas-reliefs that are highly appreciated for their art: the relief of 18 Arhats and the relief of bodhisattvas. The carvings in these two reliefs are both sophisticated and beautiful. It is one of the factors that attract tourists.
 Arhat statue at Hoi Khanh Pagoda, Binh DuongArhat statue at Hoi Khanh pagoda

The campus of Hoi Khanh pagoda has 9 towers worshiping 9 abbots of the pagoda. And the famous newly restored 7-story tower displays artifacts and memorabilia related to the temple. The paintings, statues, and sculptures in the temple are delicately carved with the themes of lily flower, four spirits, nine dragons… full of art.The famous 7-ton tower of Hoi Khanh Pagoda, Binh DuongThe famous 7-ton tower of Hoi Khanh Pagoda

In addition to the above typical architecture, the pagoda also has a bold Buddhist architecture with 4 relics associated with the Buddha. These are Lumbini – Bodh Gaya – Deer Park and Cau Thi Na. Each relic is associated with a great event of the Buddha. Buddha was born at the Lumbini relic. Versus is the place where he entered Nirvana. Bodh Gaya is the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment and Deer Uyen is the place where people preach the sutras.A very beautiful corner at Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh DuongA very beautiful corner at the temple

Possesses the typical architecture of an ancient temple and is well preserved and repaired. Therefore, the pagoda still retains its historical, cultural, and religious values. These are the factors that make the temple famous for tourists from all over the world. Visiting the temple, you not only admire the special architecture of the temple. But also overwhelmed by the Buddhist statues here.sour-khanh-hoi-binh-duong_6-minPhoto: Jackson PhanCheck-in at Hoi Khanh Pagoda Binh DuongCheck-in at Hoi Khanh Pagoda

The most famous today at the campus of Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong must mention the 22m high Buddha statue. This is the longest reclining Buddha statue in Vietnam and also the longest in Asia. The statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in Nirvana has a length of up to 52m. A huge construction and shows the feat in the contoured wall. Most tourists come to visit here to admire the grandeur of the Buddha statue.The longest reclining Buddha statue in Asia at Hoi Khanh Pagoda, Binh DuongThe longest reclining Buddha statue in Asia at Hoi Khanh PagodaShakyamuni Buddha statue in Hoi Khanh pagoda, Binh DuongThis is the favorite check-in point of young people

bas-relief of Hoi Khanh pagoda, Binh DuongThe reliefs at the foot of the statue are also very beautiful

Some notes when visiting Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong

– Temple Binh Duong Khanh Hoi sacred, religious space where the Buddhist monks to offer incense. Therefore, you should pay attention to modest and formal clothing. At the same time, “walk softly, speak softly, smile gracefully”.

– The major holidays of the temple will be quite crowded, so you should pay attention to your personal belongings to avoid loss of influence on the trip.

– Please put the change in the right box of merit, do not leave it on the board.

– The road to the temple through Highway 13 is quite full of container trucks, so you should pay attention carefully.Let's go to Hoi Khanh Pagoda in Binh Duong to discover the longest statue in AsiaLet’s go to Hoi Khanh Pagoda to discover the longest statue in Asia

Above are the small notes to have a convenient tour in Binh Duong. Wish you have a nice trip!

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