Tu Hieu Pagoda is one of the ancient pagodas dating back to the Nguyen Dynasty. This is the place where Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh left home to practice and recuperate under the care of his attendants.
The following article provides some information about Tu Hieu Hue pagoda , hopefully it will be useful for you in your exploration of the ancient capital.
Where is Tu Hieu Pagoda?
Located on Le Ngo Cat Street (Thuy Xuan Ward, Hue City), Tu Hieu Pagoda is the ancestral home of many temples in Hue, many monks and nuns have ordained here. Google Maps
The history of the formation of Tu Hieu communal house
Originally, Tu Hieu pagoda was a bamboo hut made of bamboo and thatched roof, founded in 1843 by the monk Nhat Dinh to support his elderly mother.
In 1848, a number of eunuchs in the Nguyen Dynasty’s Royal Palace asked the court for support to build Tu Hieu Pagoda with three compartments and two wings, carved truss pillars, behind Thong Hoi Duong, in front Lac Thien Duong, in the front. had to build Ai Nhat Duong and the stele tower.
Architecture of Tu Hieu pagoda
Built in the nineteenth century, Tu Hieu Pagoda clearly influenced the architecture from the feudal period. Meticulously carved dragon and phoenix details, the porch, pagoda columns and roof tiles are also added with many iconic images to create an extremely impressive appearance.
Besides, the beautiful and poetic temple grounds with soaring pine forests and clear lakes give visitors a feeling of peace, tranquility and relaxation.
The “extreme” special feature of Tu Hieu Hue pagoda
Tu Hieu Pagoda is famous throughout the country and the world because this is the temple where Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh ordained as a monk in the past. After returning from Thailand a year ago, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh continued to choose the temple as a place of retreat under the care of the attendants.
Since Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh returned to Tu Hieu pagoda to recuperate, on weekends the temple attracts a lot of devotees to visit and expect to see him.
What to experience when coming to Tu Hieu pagoda?
Peaceful and peaceful space
As an ancient temple in Hue, Tu Hieu brings a fresh and peaceful space in the middle of nature. Coming to this place, you will feel like you are back in the past by the ancient, poetic and beautiful space and the feeling of relaxation and comfort.
Visit the special cemetery of the eunuchs of the Nguyen Dynasty
Tu Hieu Pagoda also has a very special area. It is a cemetery located behind the main campus of the temple. Few people know that this is the resting place of 24 eunuchs of the Nguyen Dynasty.
This land has an area of up to 1000m2 and there is a table to record the contributions of the eunuchs to the ancient court.
Meet Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
As introduced above, Tu Hieu Pagoda is the place where Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh once ordained and recuperated in old age. So, after visiting the temple, visitors may have the opportunity to meet the Zen master.
Notes when visiting Tu Hieu Hue pagoda
- As a dignified place, when entering the temple to burn incense, sightseeing and taking photos, you must always remember to dress politely, avoid wearing short and revealing clothes.
- Maintain hygiene, limit noise and affect the pure practice place.
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