Pagodas & Temples in Ha Tien, Kien Giang, Vietnam

In addition to the natural beauty, Ha Tien City also has ancient temples associated with thrilling fairy tales. This is the place that has attracted many visitors coming here for sightseeing and praying. This article gives you an overview of the popular temples in Ha Tien so that you can have a very informative and interesting tour.

1. Lo Gach Pagoda (Brickyard Pagoda)

This temple is on Mac Cuu Street at the foot of Binh San Mountain, Ha Tien. In addition to the name Lo Gach Pagoda (Brickyard Pagoda), the pagoda also has another name, Phat Da Pagoda, which is an ancient pagoda of Ha Tien. At first, Lo Gach Pagoda was just a small hermitage on an abandoned brick kiln founded by Venerable Chi Hoa on Van Du Street in 1945. That is why the pagoda was called Lo Gach pagoda. After going through many times of restoration, up to now, the temple has been built to become spacious and modern, but still retains a bit of ancient beauty. The architectural style makes the temple elegant, gentle from the outside to the inside layout. The most special thing about the temple probably comes from the main architecture in the shape of a brick kiln. Moreover, although the architecture looks somewhat simple, it still shows the inherent depth of spirituality in the place of meditation.

Brickyard Pagoda Ha Tien

2. Phu Dung Pagoda

Phu Dung Pagoda is located at the foot of Binh San Mountain, Ha Tien with ancient and sacred beauty that not all temples have. The pagoda associates the natural beauty in the middle of the blue sky with famous mysterious stories surrounding the history and formation of the temple.

After many times of restoration, Phu Dung Pagoda has gradually become more spacious when there is a separate courtyard and worship section. In the precinct of the pagoda, there is a large and majestic statue of Quan The Am Buddha, which is also adorned on a high platform. At the temple’s main hall, in the middle is the statue of Sakyamuni and the two main sides are 2 disciples A Nan and Ca Dip.

Phu Dung Pagoda Ha Tien

In addition, the main hall of Phu Dung Pagoda also decorated 4 more reliefs with each one about 1.3m high and 2.3m wide to illustrate the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. The temple architectural campus also has a palace called “Ngoc Hoang Buu Dien” (Jade Emperor Temple). Phu Dung Pagoda, with ancient architecture full of sacredness, the green nature of the beautiful Binh San Mountain, and the mysterious legends surrounding is a spiritual tourist destination that you must go to once in your life.

3. Xa Xia Pagoda

Xa Xia Pagoda has a typical architectural style of the Khmer in the South. Each year, the temple attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to visit, worship and worship. The pagoda is located in the border area of ​​Vietnam – Cambodia, on provincial road 28 in My Duc Commune, Ha Tien provincial city, Kiên Giang Province.

Xa Xia Pagoda Ha Tien

The temple impresses many visitors thanks to its sacredness, solemnity, and relaxation space. Especially during the festivals of the year, the local people, along with the surrounding areas, all turn to the pagoda, creating a very crowded atmosphere. Because it is located close to the border of the two countries: Vietnam and Cambodia, it can be said that Xa Xí Pagoda is a spiritual tourist destination of two cultures. In addition, Xa Xi Pagoda is also associated with the heroic historical milestones of the Vietnamese nation during the war.

4. Tam Bao Pagoda

Xa Xia Pagoda has a typical architectural style of the Khmer in the South. Each year, the temple attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to visit, worship and worship. The pagoda is located in the border area of ​​Vietnam – Cambodia, on provincial road 28 in My Duc Commune, Ha Tien provincial city, Kiên Giang Province.

Tam Bao Pagoda Ha Tien

The temple impresses many visitors thanks to its sacredness, solemnity, and relaxation space. Especially during the festivals of the year, the local people, along with the surrounding areas, all turn to the pagoda, creating a very crowded atmosphere. Because it is located close to the border of the two countries: Vietnam and Cambodia, it can be said that Xa Xí Pagoda is a spiritual tourist destination of two cultures. In addition, Xa Xi Pagoda is also associated with the heroic historical milestones of the Vietnamese nation during the war.

5. Phat Lon Pagoda (Big Buddha Pagoda)

Phat Lon Pagoda, Thien Truc Pagoda, Thien Truc Pagoda are the different names for this temple. The temple was built so long ago that no one knows when it was founded. According to studies, this ancient temple belongs to the Theravada sect of the Khmer people, it was established around the sixteenth century. With more than 400 years of history, the temple has many mystical legends surrounding it. The temple has precious and beautiful ornamental plants. The temple currently saves a large statue of a Thai model and a dai hong chung (big bell) belonging to the Mahayana sect, they are considered two invaluable treasures of the temple in existence until now. The image of the Big Buddha Temple is deeply engraved in the mind of the elderly. They do not know when it came from, but only know that since memory formation, they have gone to the temple with their grandparents and parents.

Big Buddha Pagoda Ha Tien

6. Nam Ong Pagoda (Five Gods Pogoda)

In the heart of Ha Tien, Nam Ong Pagoda is located on Mac Thien Tich Street. This temple is also quite called Quan Thanh De Quan Temple, established by the Chinese community living a long time ago. Therefore, it is not surprising that the architectural style of the temple is pure old China. This temple is revered by many locals for its sacredness as well as a familiar attraction for many tourists coming to Ha Tien.

Five Gods Pogoda or Nam Ong Pagoda Ha Tien

Perhaps the most special and typical feature of Nam Ong Pagoda is the two unicorn statues sitting on both sides of the pagoda; it looks both majestic and lifelike. In addition, the campus of the temple is also very open with trees overgrown, always bringing a relaxing and pleasant feeling for visitors to visit and those who come to worship.

Nam Ong Pagoda is a place where people often come to pray whenever they encounter difficulties in life when they need to find important spiritual support. The reason the temple is also known as Nam Ong Pagoda is that there are worshiping 5 saints familiar with Chinese culture: Quan Cong, Truong Phi, Quan Binh, Vuong Linh Quan, and Truong Tien. Accordingly, the statues of the gods here were created vividly, majestic, and worshiped into separate worshiping boards. Their worship boards are always full of sacrificial items and are smoked all year round.

7. Hang Pagoda (Cave Pagoda)

Hang Pagoda is one of the most unique and famous temples in Ha Tien today, the temple is located at the foot of An Hai Son mountain. The name of the pagoda is Hang Pagoda ( Cave Pagoda) because the pagoda worships Buddha in a cave of a limestone mountain. The pagoda was formed in the nineteenth century by Thai monks. There was a time when the temple was abandoned because the monks of the temple had to return to their hometown. After that, the local people restored the pagoda many times and named it Hang Pagoda.

Hang Pagoda or Cave Pagoda Ha Tien

This temple has a very unique beauty. The placement of the Buddha shrine in the cave along with dozens of Buddha statues in the garden made the temple famous. When you come to the cave at Hang Pagoda, the blue sea will appear right in front of your eyes. Because it is located next to the sea, when you come here you can also combine with visiting Phu Tu is located near Ha Tien beach. If you want to go to Hang Pagoda during festivals, you should visit around the 8th – 15th of the fourth month of the lunar calendar.

8. Mac Family Temple

The architectural space of the Mac family shrine has ancient beauty that makes visitors feel lost in the past with the tile roof, the gate with a pair of lions guarding the door, the road full of green trees, … The main hall worships Mac Cuu, Mac Tu Sanh, and Mac Thien Tu. Other houses worship students and descendants of Mac’s family name.

Mac Cuu Temple Ha Tien

In particular, the Shrine compound also has more than 40 tombs of the Mac family. The walls are covered with an ancient mossy layer that impresses visitors every time they visit the Mac Shrine.

Above is the general information about Pagodas Temples in Ha Tien that we would like to introduce to all of you. Ha Tien is a green land with famous landscapes and temples, which promises to be a great popular tourist destination for tourists. If you have the opportunity, please visit Ha Tien to admire the beauty of that land. We wish you a happy and memorable pilgrimage tour!

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