Four famous temples in Khanh Hoa

Truc Lam Tinh Vien, Long Son, Tu Van, and Suoi Do are spiritual tourist attractions that visitors can explore when participating in the VnExpress Marathon Nha Trang on August 28.

Truc Lam Tinh Vien

Truc Lam Tinh Vien is located on Hon Tre Island, the largest island in Nha Trang Bay , with its back leaning against the mountain, facing the East Sea. This place attracts visitors by the landscape, peace and unique architecture of Northern temples. The whole pattern of the four spirits is made of ironwood, and the steps are paved with Ninh Binh stone. Because it belongs to the Truc Lam sect, the pagoda is designed to be in harmony with the surrounding scenery.

Truc Lam Tinh Vien has bold architecture of the Northern pagoda.  Photo:
Truc Lam Tinh Vien has bold architecture of the Northern pagoda. Photo: nhatrangtoday

The temple is located on a high mountain on the island, where the trees are green all year round. Moving up to the bell tower, visitors can see the whole majestic scenery of Nha Trang island. The temple was inaugurated in 2008, once recognized by the Vietnam Record Book Center as the largest island temple in the country in 2009. Visitors can travel by cable car, speedboat or canoe from the city. this.

Tu Van Pagoda

The pagoda was built in 1968, located on 3/4 street, Cam Ranh city, 60 km south of Nha Trang city. Due to being built from snail shells and coral, the place has another name, Oc Pagoda. Thanks to its unique architecture and sacredness, Tu Van has become a familiar place for tourists and Buddhist followers.

Bao Tich Tower in Oc Pagoda.  Photo: vietpictures
Bao Tich Tower in Oc Pagoda. Photo: vietpictures

The 39 m high Bao Tich Tower is located in the temple grounds, which is the highest recorded in Vietnam. The tower has a sophisticated structure with 49 pyramidal sub-towers on the outside, in each sub-tower there is a statue of Buddha with thousand hands and thousand eyes. The eight doors represent the “Eighth Path”. To get that unique work, it took the monks in the temple 5 years to make. The shells and corals are tinged with time, creating a rough appearance but very ancient and peaceful.

Long Son Pagoda

Long Son is a hundred-year-old ancient temple, owning the largest outdoor Buddha statue in Vietnam. Another name of the pagoda is White Buddha, located on October 23rd, at the foot of Trai Thuy hill. Long Son was built in 1886, undergone many restorations, and is now a famous sightseeing spot with an area of ​​​​more than 3,000 m2.

Statue of Kim Than Buddha.  Photo: Tran Quynh
Statue of Kim Than Buddha. Photo: Tran Quynh

The main hall is more than 1,500 square meters. The place stipulates that visitors must wear long pants to visit, in order to keep the majesty of the Buddha’s door. On the top of Trai Thuy hill is a statue of Buddha Kim Than Phat To (also known as white Buddha) sitting 24m high, built in 1963. The statue was recognized by the Vietnam Record Book Center as “Buddhist statue” Vietnam’s largest outdoor”.

Suoi Do Pagoda

The temple is located on a mountain 200m high, in the west of Hoang Nguu range, in Dien Toan commune, Dien Khanh district, Khanh Hoa province, about 30 km from Nha Trang city. This is a place associated with many thrilling legends. Mountains, lakes, and waterfalls combine to create a majestic natural scene. Streams murmuring through each rock crevice, mixed with the sound of birds create a peaceful and pure space.

Suoi Do Pagoda is located in the middle of majestic mountains.  Photo: bazantravel
Suoi Do Pagoda is located in the middle of majestic mountains. Photo: bazantravel

Located on the Suoi Do campus, Quan Am is one of the most sacred works. In the middle of the yard is a statue of Quan Am Buddha wearing a brocade shirt. The main hall is painted with gilded vermilion, two sides are the shrine to worship the Holy Mother Thien YA Na and the solemn Ngu Mau temple.

From July to September of the lunar calendar is the time when many festivals and Buddhist rituals take place here. Suoi Do Pagoda together with Truc Lam Tinh Vien, Tu Van and Long Son pagodas contribute to the diversity and uniqueness in the spiritual tourism map of Khanh Hoa province.