Saigon is already famous for its travel enthusiasts not only in busy and bustling places but also by other spiritual and quiet destinations. Khanh An Monastery is a famous spiritual place and is also very suitable to have a beautiful corner to check-in for the association that likes to live virtual.
Where is Khanh An Monastery?
Khanh An Monastery is located in An Phu Dong, District 12, quite far from the city center. Khanh An Monastery has a bold Japanese architectural design. Every day, this temple welcomes a large number of visitors to visit and visit.
Khanh An Monastery used to be a small temple built by Patriarch Tri Hien in 1905. In the past, Khanh An Pagoda was burned down by the French colonialists and rebuilt temporarily. Until 2006, the pagoda was restored and built a new one. In 2016, Khanh An Pagoda was officially completed and renamed Khanh An Monastery.
The architecture of the current Khanh An monastery is quite similar to the temples in the land of the rising sun, so many people still compare Khanh An monastery to a “miniature Japan” in the heart of Saigon.
The main hall is considered the largest work, built in a magnificent and majestic way with mainly stone and wood materials. The path to the front is designed with stone steps or intricately carved lotus-shaped patterns. In addition, the monastery’s living quarters and houses of monks and nuns are also very prominent with wooden textures, imitation wood paint and outstanding red color.
What to Discover at Khanh An Monastery
In addition to being a place of worship for Buddhists, for many people, especially young people, Khanh An Monastery is also a place to visit gently and relax. Around Khanh An Monastery are wooden lamps, glued with hexagonal paper that you can see in festivals or the entrances to the temple gates in Japan.
In addition, Khanh An Monastery also has many retreats in a short time. This is not only a place to check-in, visit, Khanh An Monastery also organizes short-term retreats such as summer retreats, camps, meditation courses, … and you can register to attend at any time. . Each retreat is very well organized and purposeful.
Besides, for young people, through the retreats, they will have the opportunity to learn extremely useful things such as: how to walk, how to stand, how to speak, how to behave with parents, grandparents, etc. Ms., how to maintain hygiene, … very humane and practical.
Notes when coming to Khanh An Monastery
Remember that Khanh An Monastery is a religious place, which is dignified, so if you come here to visit, remember not to cause noise, disorder or affect the space of the monastery. Remember to dress modestly, do not wear short skirts, shorts… if you want to take pictures, remember not to pose offensively in the monastery grounds.
In addition, please dispose of garbage in the right place, do not cause damage to the monastery landscape and do not drop food into the lake to feed the fish.