Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue

The Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue is located at Duong Xuan Thuong  hamlet, in Thuy Xuan village, 5km southwest of Hue.  The pagoda is considered sacred by locals, and the eunuchs of the Royal household are buried in its surrounds. The pagoda was originally a small hut built by Nhat Dinh in 1843, who was formerly recognized by royal authority as  Giac Hoang Pagoda. In 1848, the pagoda was restored and added to by monk Cuong Ky with the help of the king’s eunuchs and courtiers. Tu Hieu hence became…


Tu Dam Pagoda in Hue

Tu Dam Pagoda is one of the biggest pagodas in Hue. The pagoda was founded at the end of the 17th century (in about 1695) by the Venerable Minh Hoang Tu Dung, a Chinese who belonged to the 34th sect of the Lam Te school of Zen. He was a high-ranking monk who taught and gave the certification to monk Lieu Quan, the Buddhist initiator of Vietnam in the South. Tu Dam pagoda is now in the district of  Truong An, on a beautiful piece of…

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