Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery – The Mystery Charm in Hue

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is about 30 kilometers away from the Hue city center. It is one of the spiritual tourist attractions in Hue alluring a large number of local and international tourists.

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 1

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 1)

 

Why should tourists visit Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monstery in Hue?

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery is the first monastery in the Central Viet  Nam, it is located on the peak of Bach Ma mountain, around the year the cloud cover white, blur the spiritual place. Surrounding the monastery  is blue and smooth Truoi Lake. The lake is like a huge mirror reflecting the clouds of water.

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 2

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 2)

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 3

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 3)

 

Stepping over 172 stairs, tourists will reach the three-entrance gate of the Zen Monastery which is towering majestically in the immense blue sky. Tourists will admire architectural works of the Zen monastery harmoniously built in the structure of architecture ensemble including ancestry area, sanctum, monk hall, steeple and stupa gathering together around primitive forest.

 

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 4)

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 5

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 5)

 

Architectural works of the Zen Monastery is divided into 3 zones. Looking around from the Zen Monastery, visitors will conveniently observe the stone statue of Buddha 24 meters high and weighing 1,500 tons meditating on the hill in front of the pagoda. Across the lake is the construction works of  Zen Monastery hiding in the mist of Linh Son Mountain.

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 6

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 6)

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 7

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 7)

 

Like the monastery of the Truc Lam Yen Tu, it also has the main altar to worship the Buddha sitting meditation under the Bodhi tree, behind the main electricity is the area of the Bodhidharma of  Truc Lam. After visiting and praying the pagoda, tourists can admire the delightful scenery of the Zen Monastery, the ancient pagoda's roof  and serene beauty of the pagoda.

 

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 8

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 8)

 

Going to Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery, tourists will surely forget the anxiety and chaos of the urban life. Truc Lam  Bach Ma Zen Monastery a perfect place to visit for everyone.

How to get here

Tourists can use bus, car or motorbike to reach the Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery. It will take about 30 minutes from the city center to the Zen Monastery.

Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 9

(Truc Lam Bach Ma Zen Monastery 9)

 

Tourists must use the ferry to reach the three-entrance gate of the Zen monastery. It will take about 15 minutes to get the Zen Monastery through Truoi Lake.

Prepare for the trip

1.   Pack your suitcase with only the necessary items. Make sure that your shoes are comfortable. Because you must take 172 stairs to reach the three-entrance gate of the Zen Monastery.
2.  The weather is the single factor most likely to affect your trip positively or negatively, and one of the things many people most take for granted. A weather forecast can guide your packing strategy.
3.   Come here in the summer, visitors can enjoy fresh air cool. In the winter, you need to add warm clothes, scarves, especially light waterproof jacket because it’s often foggy and might drizzle.

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