Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai, Vietnam

Located adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai province is the destination of choice attracting a large number of tourists to visit by many tourist amusement parks and famous specialties. Contrary to the noisy and crowded places, Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai is a quiet spiritual location that many pilgrims often look for when having opportunities.

Introduction of Phuoc Son Zen Monastery

Phuoc Son Zen Monastery is located at 368 Tan Cang Hamlet – La Giang Hill – Phuoc Tan Commune – Bien Hoa – Dong Nai. The monastery has an area of 30 hectares. It belongs to the original Buddhist sect. The Zen monastery was founded in 1970 by Zen Master Gioi Nghiem with the purpose of a producing place to provide food for monks and nuns of Vietnamese Theravada Buddhism to study and practice. Currently, Zen Master Buu Chanh is leading this place (The Zen master Buu Chanh is a profound Buddhist preacher. He studied in India for 8 years and has a Ph.D.). There are more than 300 monks and nuns living here. The monastery regularly welcomes Buddhists coming here to study and practice.

Guide to visit the monastery

From Saigon, passing Highway 1A towards Bien Hoa, passing Dong Nai bridge, on the right, there is a new road leading to Long Thanh, Vung Tau, you turn there. Going a bit, the road turns two branches, the right goes to Long Thanh, the left goes to Hanoi. You turn left, pass Vuon Xoai Tourist Area. At an intersection, there will be a sign of a left turn which is the road to Phuoc Son Monastery. The monastery is on the left. The gate of Phuoc Son Zen Monastery

Phuoc Son Zen Monastery on La Giang Hill in Dong Nai

Phuoc Son Monastery is located on La Giang Hill, 30 hectares wide with many green trees.

Buddha statue in the temple courtyard of Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Buddha statue in the temple courtyard.

In front of Buddha's house at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

In front of Buddha’s house.

Buddha statue at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Buddha statue made of cement, 9,999m high, is the largest Buddha statue in Vietnam, decorated in the Buddha temple, set a Vietnam record in 2011.

Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

The monastery follows the Theravada sect so everything is simply decorated.

Walls at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Walls are decorated with many pictures of Buddha.

Beautiful windows at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Beautiful windows.

Hallway of the Buddha house

Hallway of the Buddha house.

Reclining Buddha statue at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Behind the temple is a large reclining Buddha statue.

Void at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Beneath the statue is a void like a cave that can be accessed, my friend said according to Thai custom, whoever sincerely prayed and went back and forth three times in this cave, his wish will come true.

Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

The monastery is very large, in addition to the Buddha temple, the garden, the open-air statues, there are also stupas and the residence of monks and nuns.

Outdoor Buddha statue at Phuoc Son Zen Monastery in Dong Nai

Outdoor Buddha statue with begging for food posture.

Dong Nai province is home to many religious neighbors with the harmonious coexistence of Christianity and Buddhism. Every religion has many large, green, and beautiful works, freely opening for visitors to visit.

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