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Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc - Famous spiritual monastery in pearl island

Ho Quoc Pagoda (Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery) is likened to a fairy-tale place on Phu Quoc island. Possessing beautiful scenery, this is a spiritual tourist destination chosen by many tourists to visit and worship.

Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc
Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc tourism is often known for experiencing the sea and islands. However, coming to Ho Quoc Pagoda, visitors not only enjoy the vast natural scenery but also have the opportunity to learn the unique architecture. This is also the largest temple in Phu Quoc in particular and the Southwest region in general.



3.1. Admire the architecture of the Ly - Tran dynasties

3.2. The temple complex is diverse and unique

8.1. Phu Quoc prison

8.2. Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc

8.3. Ham Ninh Fishing Village

8.4. Khem Beach


1. Where is Ho Quoc Pagoda?

The address of Ho Quoc Pagoda is located in Suoi Lon hamlet, in the territory of Duong To commune, Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang. The temple is also known as Truc Lam Ho Quoc Zen Monastery. This address is quite close to Phu Quoc airport, only about 10km, and about 20km from Duong Dong town center.

Ho Quoc Pagoda is located in Suoi Lon hamlet, in Duong To commune, Phu Quoc island district
Ho Quoc Pagoda is located in Suoi Lon hamlet, in Duong To commune, Phu Quoc island district

Opening hours of Ho Quoc Pagoda are 6:00 - 18:00 daily. The project was built in 2011 and inaugurated at the end of 2012, accounting for about 20% of the area of Phu Quoc tourist area. The total cost of building Ho Quoc Pagoda is more than 100 billion VND. With a mountain-like position, facing the sea, this is the most ideal spiritual and sightseeing destination on the Phu Quoc tourist map.


2. History of Ho Quoc Pagoda

The meaning of the name Ho Quoc Pagoda is something that many tourists wonder when visiting this temple. According to the explanation of Ho Quoc Phu Quoc Pagoda, this name is given with the meaning of supporting the country in terms of borders, defending the border.

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The history of Ho Quoc Pagoda is associated with each specific timeline as follows:

  • October 14, 2011: The pagoda was started construction in the tourist area with an area of 110ha. Temple area accounts for 12%.

  • December 14, 2012: Inaugurated Ho Quoc Pagoda after 14 months of construction.

  • 2013 - 2014: The pagoda continues to be invested in building other items to increase the pagoda's beauty, attracting a large number of tourists every year.


3. Discover the architecture of Ho Quoc Pagoda in Kien Giang

3.1. Admire the architecture of the Ly - Tran dynasties

If you read the review of Ho Quoc Pagoda before you depart, you will surely be introduced to the unique architecture of the Ly - Tran dynasties of this temple. What makes the architecture unique comes from the materials used to build the temple. Specifically, Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc Kien Giang is made up of ironwood columns. This wood is carefully selected, has a long life, durability up to 1000 years.

Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

3.2. The temple complex is diverse and unique

  • Tam Quan Gate: To be able to enter Ho Quoc Pagoda, visitors need to go through Tam Quan Gate. The gate is designed to consist of 3 parts: the main gate, the Gate of Geography, the left gate of the Catcher's Gate, the right gate of the Liberation Gate.

  • Thien Tinh Courtyard: Stepping through the gate is a spacious courtyard with many cool green trees. In the middle of the courtyard is a jade Buddha statue with a height of nearly 3 meters. The jade Buddha statue of Ho Quoc Pagoda is made from extremely beautiful marble. Every detail in the statue is also delicately and meticulously carved.

  • Main hall: From the Buddha statue to go to the main hall, you need to go through 70 steps. The walkway is impressive by 4 stone-carved dragons with bold Tran Dynasty style. Around the front area is a stone statue with 18 Arhats. Here, you also have the opportunity to admire many beautiful reliefs about history.

  • Ancestor Church: If you are wondering who Ho Quoc Phu Quoc pagoda worships, you can visit the ancestral church. This is the place to worship the Three Holy Ancestors (Nhan Tong, Phap Loa, Huyen Quang).

4. Activities at Ho Quoc Pagoda

Self-sufficient trips to Phu Quoc often link sea and island tourism schedules and spiritual tourism. Therefore, Ho Quoc Pagoda is one of the destinations chosen by many domestic and foreign tourists.

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Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

Coming to this temple, the first thing that anyone can witness is the beautiful landscape. From the temple area, you can admire the immense sea in front of you, and the beautiful green mountains behind. The serenity of the temple space gives visitors a feeling of relief and peace.


In addition, when coming here, worshiping is an experience not to be missed. You can prepare offerings to pray for good things, and at the same time express your respect and gratitude to those who have contributed to the country.


5. When should you go to Ho Quoc Phu Quoc Pagoda?

Visitors can visit Ho Quoc Pagoda at any time of the year because the climate here is very cool and fresh. In particular, many tourists often choose to come to the temple on the 1st, full moon day or Tet holiday to worship and pray for peace.

Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

6. Suggestions on the way to Ho Quoc Pagoda Phu Quoc

  • From Phu Quoc airport: From Phu Quoc highway turn right onto Nguyen Van Cu street, continue about 9km. At the bend, you turn around and continue for about 3km to Ho Quoc Pagoda.

  • From Duong Dong town: Starting along Cach Mang Street, go about 200m and turn onto Duong Dong street or DT45 street. Moving another 2km will come to TL47. At this point, you go straight about 8km to the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue for about 11km. After arriving at the Montana resort, continue about 1.5km to Ho Quoc Pagoda.

  • From the North of Phu Quoc Island: If you follow this route, the distance will be quite far, about 50km. Visitors should go in the direction of Cua Can Ganh Dau about 20km and then turn onto TL47. Continue this route for about 8km. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto DT46. Now you continue to go about 12.5km to the temple.

7. What should you pay attention to when coming to Ho Quoc Pagoda in Phu Quoc?

As a famous tourist destination in Phu Quoc, Ho Quoc Pagoda welcomes hundreds of tourists every day. So, to have a complete tour at this temple, you need to note a few information below:

  • The temple is open to the public, serving visitors to admire the scenery. Therefore, you should keep order, avoid affecting the activities of the temple and other visitors.

  • You should choose polite clothes when visiting the temple.

  • In the temple premises, do not joke, especially in the main hall.

  • If you come to sightsee, you should come in the early morning or late afternoon, so bring a camera, binoculars to be able to comfortably admire the scenery.

  • You can prepare more umbrellas, hats, and sunscreen if you come to Ho Quoc Pagoda at noon.

  • The temple has a car park, so you can comfortably move according to the most convenient means of transport.

  • Do not litter indiscriminately, affecting the overall landscape of the temple.

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Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc


Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

Chùa Hộ Quốc Phú Quốc

8. Attractions near Ho Quoc Pagoda

The beautiful scenery of Phu Quoc is made up of many attractive tourist attractions. If you have the opportunity to visit Ho Quoc Pagoda, you should connect with nearby destinations to be able to fully explore the beauty of this island.


8.1. Phu Quoc prison

  • Address: Located at 350 Nguyen Van Cu street, in An Thoi commune, Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang.

Nhà tù Phú Quốc - Nơi thể hiện rõ nhất sự tàn khốc của chiến tranh
Nhà tù Phú Quốc - Nơi thể hiện rõ nhất sự tàn khốc của chiến tranh

Phu Quoc Prison is a national historical relic that used to hold more than 32,000 prisoners. Visiting this place, you will hear many meaningful historical stories and feel better about the cruelty of war.


8.2. Uncle's Palace Phu Quoc

  • Address: Located in Quarter 2, the territory of Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang.

Dinh Cau Phu Quoc is also one of the famous spiritual tourist destinations in Ngoc Island. Tourists and locals often come here to pray for peace and promotion. Dinh Cau worships Uncle Tai, Uncle Quy and Princess Ngoc. The palace is located on a cliff facing the sea, a place for visitors to see the grandeur and beauty of nature and the sea.


8.3. Ham Ninh Fishing Village

  • Address: Located in Ham Ninh commune, Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang.

Not only possessing a peaceful and unspoiled beauty, Ham Ninh Phu Quoc fishing village also attracts visitors by many sea tourism activities and delicious seafood restaurants. If you have the opportunity to visit this famous fishing village, do not miss the beautiful natural picture of the fishing village at dawn or dusk.


8.4. Khem Beach

  • Address: South of Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang.

Bai Khem Phu Quoc or another name is Bai Kem. This place is considered the most ideal tourist destination in Kien Giang because of the convergence of many beautiful beaches. This is also the place voted as the top 50 most beautiful beaches in the world. An ideal sea near Ho Quoc Pagoda is really no reason to miss.


Ho Quoc Pagoda offers unique travel experiences for anyone who visits. This is not only a place where you can immerse yourself in nature to feel peace and relax, but also a spiritual place to worship and pray for good things. The "fairy scene" at the pearl island will definitely not disappoint you, don't miss it if you are planning to travel to Phu Quoc next time!

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