Ho Quoc Pagoda – One of the Best Temples in Phu Quoc Brian Vu Wednesday, June 21, 2017 No Comment

Located in an extremely beautiful location, Ho Quoc  pagoda leans against  the mountain and faces the sea. This is an ideal spiritual destination for visitors when they have the opportunity to visit Pearl Island – Phu Quoc Island.

Ho Quoc Pagoda, also known as Truc Lam Ho Quoc Monastery, was inaugurated in 2012 and is one of the largest temples of the provinces in the South West.

The pagoda was built in a very beautiful location: it leans against  the mountain and faces the sea. It was built under the architecture of the Ly and Tran Dynasty, including main hall, the bell tower and drum tower.

Before entering the pagoda, you will see the gate including three small doors. After the gate, you will see a large courtyard. To go up to the main hall, tourist must walk up about 70 steps. On the two sides of the courtyard, there are two towers, one on the left from the outside, which contains a huge drum and the right one contains a large bell.

Although located in the same system of Truc Lam Zen monastery, the architecture of the Ho Quoc monastery is slightly different from other monasteries because the pagoda was completely constructed from the wooden pillars, so the height of the chambers also depends on the height of the wooden column.

How to get to the Ho Quoc pagoda?

From Duong Dong town, you can go towards Phu Quoc prison, the turn to Bai Sao about 1km on the left hand side with a small turn, that is the way to the Ho Quoc pagoda (On the other side of the road to the pagoda is Suoi Lon Residential Area). On the road, there is a signboard leading to a concrete road, which is over 6m wide, continue to drive about 4km more to get to the temple. There are two ways to go to the temple: go straight and turn left. The way on the left leads to the back of the temple, this is the internal road (you should not go this way).

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