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Introduction about Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda
As you know, Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is located in Cham hamlet; Huong Ho commune, Huong Tra district (Thua Thien Hue). It is a famous pagoda, a beauty spot of Hue ancient city. The pagoda is located halfway up the mountain. Where there is a poetic and charming natural scenery, with the beautiful smell of incense. This place is peaceful and rustic, always exudes a calm, serene beauty that makes people feel peaceful whenever they come here.
Why Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda so special?
The Perfect Fengshui and green pagoda
This Zen pagoda nestles in a valley between hillsides, surrounded by high mountains and vast pine forests. The temple does not have a big gate, but the gate is as normal as a gate of a Hue garden house. The area of the pagoda is a green garden with small streams full of hundreds of years old purple lilies; baskets of precious orchids, frangipani, bonsai, pine, cypress…The quiet and beautiful space. The pagoda area has the main hall, the Purple Cloud shrine, the Nghinh Luong pavilion, the guest house, the living room, the kitchen, ornamental plants, etc.
Simple but beautiful setting pagoda
From the gate of the Pagoda, you can see the difference of Huyen Khong Son Thuong compared to other pagodas. There is no big Three-door gate. The pagoda gate is just like the gate of a house in the style of Hue garden house architecture. Inside, there is a green garden with magical and beautiful landscapes like fairy tales.
A wooden bridge over a small stream full of purple lilies takes you to the Thanh Tam garden, the front yard of the Buddha Hall. The main hall is a variation of a Hue zen house with traditional architectural style and materials to keep the appearance of Hue and Vietnamese souls in harmony with nature. The focus at Huyen Khong Son Thuong is on the direction of meditation and religious life.
The Zen architecture pagoda
Different from the main hall of other pagodas. The main hall here is the small but airy house; a simple low roof; and a simple wooden wall. In the middle is the only Shakyamuni Buddha statue like any other pagodas following the Theravada Buddhist sect. To the right of the Buddha Hall at Huyen Khong Son Thuong is the Phong Truc shrine, which is used as a living room.
In the shade of bamboo trees or in the luxuriant bamboo forest; There are fake wooden tables and chairs for you to rest, and enjoy the peace and quiet at the space of Buddha. If you want, you can also lift your backpack on your shoulders, follow the small trails to climb around the surrounding slopes, so that, you can enjoy the entire valley under your sight. Cloud Purple shrine is the accommodation, library, reception and writing calligraphy of the abbot. This is also the place for those who love literature, poetry, calligraphy art to come to talk, review poetry, practice, and show your talented words as well… Yen Ha pavilion is a living room, with flexible architectural features; tile roofs, pillars, cockroach color interior, simple, and warm. Nghinh Luong Dinh, where you take a break, enjoy tea.
At Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, amidst vast sky, and charming natural scenery, you will enjoy the peaceful feelings. It will be a wonderful experience that you will never find in the city of Hue.
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