Although located in the same system of Truc Lam Zen monastery, the architecture of the National monastery is slightly different than other monasteries because the pagoda was completely built from the iron wood columns, so the height of the rooms is also limited. the height of the wooden column. In addition, the temple also has the same worship boards as the temple in the North.
History Pagoda National Park :
- On October 14, 2011, the pagoda began to be built in a spiritual tourism project with a total area of 110 hectares, occupying 12% of the total 110 hectares, considered the largest temple. in Phu Quoc and the largest in the Mekong Delta.
- December 14, 2012, after 14 months of hard work, the temple officially inaugurated, Buddhist guess and visitors to visit the Buddha. After building the total cost of building the temple is 80 billion and the road to the temple 20 billion.
- In 2013 -2014, the pagoda is under construction subordinate items to help the scenery more attractive to many tourists.
How to go to Pagoda National - Phu Quoc
From Duong Dong town you go towards Phu Quoc prison, one kilometer away from Bai Sao on the left hand side is a small turn, that is the way to Ho Quoc Pagoda (On the other side of the turn Pagoda is Suoi Lon residential area. On the road there are signs on the concrete road over 6m.
Bicycles pass the mountain slope, slightly curved road, less cars going about 4km to reach the National Quoc - Phu Quoc. There are two ways to go to the temple is to go straight and cheap left. The left-leaning street behind the temple, this is internally (you should not go this way.)
From the entrance of the pagoda, looking at the two entrances, there are 18 stone carvings, each with nine Han dynasties. Then appear before you are two way up the stairs. In the middle is carpet carvings with dragon motifs, lotus flowers.
We visited Phu Quoc Pagoda on the rainy days so every step of the stairs is very smooth. Especially for those who are afraid of heights, be careful. Stepping up the stairs from the top looking down the harbor is great. Far away from the blue waters, this beach is known locally as Bai Da Cay.
Entering the temple is a majestic setting. The pagoda is designed with very ancient architecture.