Built in 1843, the Tu Hieu Pagoda today hosts 70 resident monks. You can hear their chanting daily at set intervals, starting at 430 in the morning until 1900 in the evening. Set in a garden area and pine forest, this pagoda is ideal for a zen-like getaway from the city. Tu Hieu is recognized globally for hosting Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the leading voices of international Buddhism. He entered the pagoda as a resident monk in the 1940s and by the 1960s, he became one of the most active Buddhist influencers. He studied and taught in the United States and lobbied the government to end its Vietnam War effort.
Travel tips for the Tu Hieu Pagoda
Located only 5km from Hue’s city center, it’s easily accessible for travelers who already in the city. The Tu Hieu Pagoda, for its historical significance and zen-like atmosphere, makes it one of our favorite sites to check out in Central Vietnam.