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Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery – The largest cultural and spiritual place in the Southwest

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery is one of the largest Buddhist works in the Southwest region. The monastery was started in July 2013 and officially inaugurated on May 17, 2014 in Phong Dien district, Can Tho city.

Ngôi thiền viện mới được khánh thành từ năm 2014

The new Zen temple was inaugurated in 2014 – Can Tho tourist destination (Image: Collection)

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery

Address: DT923, Mỹ Khánh, Phong Điền, Cần Thơ

The monastery is located on a large area, total area up to 38,016 square meters. The campus has a harmonious song between the power houses and the green gardens.

Khuôn viên rộng lớn gồm nhiều khu công trình

A large campus consisting of many construction sites (Image: Collection)

The high gate is wide and wide, built in an attic with curved roofs made of red tiles. In the middle of the three mandalas attached a diaphragm with the name of the monastery in the national language on both sides, two majestic generals stood guard. They are the Da Vi Phap Dharma and Dai Si Dai Si represent good and evil. Passing through the gate is a bright red brick yard, on the right side of each side there is a small building with 2 floors and 8 roofs located in the middle of the lotus pond. From the main road to go upstairs, you have to go up a small bridge and build a circular trail around the pond.

Cổng tam quan khang trang rộng rãi

The gate is spacious and spacious (Image: Collection)

Walk into the courtyard and look up at the majestic palace in a peaceful and peaceful space. The main hall is located in the middle of the campus of the Zen temple with 2 floors of 8 roofs. The temple roof is a typical architectural model that simulates agricultural life of Vietnamese people. The roof of the pagoda is curved in the shape of a bow facing the wind and waves, from narrowing down from above, spreading the bottom to create a solid position called “upper autumn summer challenge”.

Sân lát rộng thênh thang lát gạch đỏ tươi

Vast courtyard paved with bright red tiles (Photo: Collection)

Mái lầu cong hình đuôi thuyền

The roof is curved in the shape of a boat tail (Image: Collection)

Lầu chuông

The bell tower (Image: Collection)

Cầu ra thủy tạ sơn đỏ chói

Bridge to the sea of dumbbells painted bright red (Image: Collection)

Along with more than 58 large and small Buddhist establishments across the country belonging to the Truc Lam Zen monastery, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery is an orthodox representative in the Southwest . There is profound meaning that unites the Buddhist community everywhere.


Visiting Truc Lam Phuong Nam monastery is to return to the space of tranquility, the soul is cleansed of all the dust of the world. Here you will learn about the simplest living philosophies from the Buddha but very deeply. Entering the monastery feels like stepping into another world, where all the hustle and bustle does not exist, only pure hearts towards the door of Buddha.

Không gian bố cục hài hòa

Space harmonious layout (Image: Collection)

Trong thiền viện trồng nhiều cây xanh điều hòa không khí

In the monastery planted many trees with air conditioning (Image: Collection)

Along the two corridors also display a lot of marble statues, each statue as a special array of artistic architecture.

Hành lang đặt tượng các vị la hán tạc bằng đá hoa cương

Corridor to place the statues of sculptures made of granite (Image: Collection)

From the corridor to the inside of the temples, you will be overwhelmed by the giant impressive masses. The bronze statue of Sakyamuni Buddha weighs up to 3.5 tons, going around behind you to admire the equally magnificent statues such as: The statue of Dat Su To, the statues of Truc Lam Tam To ( Buddha Tran Nhan Tong, Zen master Huyen Quang, Zen master Phap Loa).

The statues are made from the hands of famous artisans in the profession, each statue exudes its own charisma. Admire the masterpieces that viewers could not help admiring the talented hands of the artisans. Looking at that, we can feel the meticulousness, meticulous to every detail sketching out the soul of each Buddha.

The green space in the monastery occupies more than half of the campus area, so the air is very fresh and airy. Visiting in the monastery, you will feel relaxed and relaxed with nature.

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery was born very well received and supported by the local people. The people of the South have one more great place to practice their cultural and spiritual activities.

Although Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery has just been established, there are many unique architectural works worth a visit to admire the scenery. Every month on the first day of the lunar month, the local people prepare their offerings to the Buddha for peace, health, and favorable business. Especially many people who come here mostly want to be immersed in the pure space to feel the purity.

Người dân đi lễ chùa vào ngày Rằm, mùng Một

People go to the temple ceremony on the full moon day, the first day (Photo: Collection)

When traveling to the beautiful city of Can Tho, you can combine to visit this famous spiritual place. Wish you and your loved ones happy and meaningful spiritual tours.


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