Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda


Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda Introduction

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda (Hue); or known as Huyen Khong 2;  is a famous pagoda as well as a beautiful spot in Hue’s ancient city. The pagoda has attracted a lot of tourists every year because of its glorious beauty and scale.

The monk at Huyen Khong Son Thuong
The monk at Huyen Khong Son Thuong

Where there is poetic and charming natural scenery, with the beautiful smell of incense. This place is peaceful and rustic, always exuding a calm, serene beauty that makes people feel peaceful whenever they come here.

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda location

Situated in Dong Cham hamlet, Huong Ho commune, Huong Tra ward, Thua Thien Hue province; Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is about 17 kilometers from the center of Hue City. You will be surprised on the way getting to the pagoda because of its serene Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda. It is surrounded by pine forests and green mountains. That is the main reason why people visit this place to relieve stress and recharge their batteries after the hustle and bustle of life.

How To Get To Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda?

If you are in Hue’s city center; the fastest route is to go forward to Kim Long street and pass through Thien Mu Pagoda to Van Thanh. After that; you should cross the bridge called Xuoc Du. The distance is about 1 kilometer from Dong Cham village. Then; let’s keep driving about 500 meters more and you will reach the village gate.

However; you have to drive 250 meters more and notice the signboard. Follow this signboard and keep going about 3 kilometers; you will get to the pagoda! Plus; don’t miss the chance to admire the beauty of Trieu Son Phuong mountain along the route!

There are many means of transport for you to get to the pagoda such as motorbikes; taxis; cars and so on. Nevertheless; motorbikes and cars are the most wonderful vehicles for you.

By motorbikes

If you are one who is really into traveling and adventurous activities; driving a motorbike to the pagoda is the best idea. This option provides you with various benefits. For example; you will have a proactive time discovering the scenery and natural beauty on road. Or it is convenient for you to stop by some tourist attractions; take photos near Huyen Khong Son Thuong.

  • Note: Book our Hue Buddhist Tour to get more experience in exploring ancient pagodas and temples in Hue City!

By car

We highly recommend you book a private car for the best experience and safest tour in Hue. Moreover; when you are going to travel in a group of people or a whole family; it is necessary to book a private car with wild and comfortable car space. Plus; the fee will not be too expensive when diving for each person.

For instance; if your flight lands at the Phu Bai International Airport; you should book our Hue airport to city center by car for the best price and service including an English-speaking driver at a reasonable price.

Why Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda so special?

The Perfect Fengshui and green pagoda

Huyen Khong Son Thuong | Buddha realm in the middle of the world

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

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda in Hue City
Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda in Hue City

From the gate of the Pagoda, you can see the difference between 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 when you visit Huyen Khong Son Thuong: A special pagoda in Hue; is on the direction of meditation and religious life.

The Zen architecture pagoda 

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda in Hue City

Different from the main hall of other pagodas. The main hall here is a small but airy house; with a simple low roof; and a simple wooden wall. In the middle is the only Shakyamuni Buddha statue like any other pagoda following the Theravada Buddhist sect. To the right of the Buddha Hall at the pagoda 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 in the space of Buddha. If you want, you can also lift your backpack on your shoulders, and follow the small trails to climb around the surrounding slopes, so that, you can enjoy the entire valley under your sight.

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Cloud Purple shrine is the accommodation, library, reception, and writing calligraphy of the abbot. Known as Huyen Khong Son Thuong, Hue: A Peaceful & Calm Pagoda; this is renowned for being the place for those who love literature, poetry, and calligraphy art.

This place is 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 roof, pillars, cockroach color interior, simple, and warm. Nghinh Luong Dinh, where you take a break, and enjoy tea.

The panoramic view of the pagoda

At Hue Pagoda Huyen Khong Son Thuong; amidst vast sky, and charming natural scenery, you will enjoy peaceful feelings. It will be a wonderful experience that you will never find in the city of Hue.


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