On January 16th, Hoang Phuc pagoda (Thuan Trach village, My Thuy commune, Le Thuy district) received the recognition of National Historic Monument.
About Hoang Phuc pagoda
Hoang Phuc Pagoda is 715-year-old ancient temple located in Thuan Trach village, My Thuy commune, Le Thuy district.
Over a year ago, with the permission of the authorities, Vietnam Buddhist Church and local people, Hoang Phuc pagoda was conducted to reconstruct, embellish with the fund of over 55 billion VND from donations of BIDV’s union and Buddhists.
In the end of year 2015, it is ranked as national historic monument by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
According to ancient history, the king Tran Nhan Tong came to this pagoda and blessed for inhabitants in 1301, at which it was named Tri Kien temple. In 1716, Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu named Kinh Thien Tu. In 1821, King Minh Mang visited the pagoda and renamed it as Hoang Phuc, the familiar name as Tram pagoda or Quan pagoda.
The pagoda is the place concealing revolutionaries in the war.
The role of the pagoda
Mr. Bui Huu Duoc, Director General of Department of Buddhism (Government Religion Committee) said Hoang Phuc Pagoda after completion of reconstruction and embellishment will be the spiritual and cultural destination, preserving traditional cultural identity.