Besides many unique and beautiful discovering cultural-historical places, Long An also has many famous temples. Here, this article would like to introduce to you eight famous beautiful temples in Long An.
Ton Thanh Pagoda
Ton Thanh Pagoda is located in Thanh Ba Hamlet, My Loc Commune, Can Giuoc District, Long An Province. The pagoda follows the Bac Tong sect, founded in 1808 by Zen master Vien Ngo. According to records, Zen Master Vien Ngo was the 39th generation of the Lam Te Zen school. At present, in the worshiping temple of Ton Thanh Pagoda, there are worshiping Lam Te Zen masters. Few people know that Ton Thanh Pagoda is the place where poet Nguyen Dinh Chieu wrote, taught, treated and saved people. Famous literary works such as "Luc Van Tien", "Van te nghia si Can Giuoc" and so on were born under the roof of Ton Thanh Pagoda.
Linh Son Pagoda
Linh Son Pagoda is located at Nui Market, Phuoc Vinh Tay commune, Can Guoc district, Long An province. The location of Linh Son Pagoda is extremely special because it is located right on the archaeological site of Rach Nui. The pagoda belongs to the Bac Tong sect, built by the venerable Minh Nghia in the middle of the 19th century, underwent many renovations and repairs in 1926, 1970, 1988. This is considered one of the most ancient temples in Can Giuoc existing up to now. The temple currently holds more than 100 Buddha statues, including many ancient statues dating back over a hundred years.
Thien Phuoc Pagoda
Thien Phuoc Pagoda is located in Ap Cau, Khanh Hau commune, Tan An town, Long An province. The pagoda is based on the Northern sect, founded by layman Le Van Tho in 1933. The first abbot was Venerable Thich Phap Lam. The current abbot is Thich Nu Nhu Ngo. The main hall of Thien Phuoc Pagoda is dedicated to worship the Buddha Shakyamuni, flanked by Jizō Bodhisattva and Buddha Bodhisattva. In addition to the main architecture, the yard outside the temple also has Quan Am Cac.
Kim Cang Pagoda
Kim Cang Temple belongs to Binh Cang 1, Binh Thanh commune, Thu Thua District, Long An province. The pagoda belongs to the Bac Tong sect, built from the end of the 19th century and up to now has been renovated many times. Kim Cang Pagoda still retains many Kim Cang texts written in Han characters, carved on wood with many ancient Buddha statues. Besides the main hall, Kim Cang Pagoda also has many other architectures such as Quan Am pedestal, the Garden of Zhuan Falun, the Garden of Lam Ti Ni ... Kim Cang Pagoda is one of the famous temples in Long An, attracting many Buddhists to visit every year.
Dien Khanh Pagoda
Dien Khanh Pagoda is located at 48, Street No. 5, Binh Cu II Area, Ward 4, Tan An Town, Long An Province. The pagoda was built in 1911 by Mr. Ngo Van Tra, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Dan, and many local Buddhists. When the project was completed, Venerable Thich Phap Luu was invited to be the abbot. Since then, Dien Khanh Pagoda has undergone many renovations in the 1970s, 1992, 1993, 2000.
Van Linh Pagoda
Van Linh Pagoda is located in Loc Giang commune, Duc Hoa District, Long An province. Although inaugurated in 2018, Van Linh Pagoda has been one of the beautiful temples in Long An which is very famous. According to locals, Van Linh Pagoda actually existed before the wartime, however, due to mutiny, the pagoda was completely destroyed, no more traces left. In 2013, Venerable Thich Thuan Thanh decided to restore Van Linh Pagoda according to records of Long An province.
La Pagoda is located in Duc Hoa Ha commune, Duc Hoa District, Long An province. The pagoda is also known as Tinh That An Nhien. It is not known when the pagoda was built, knowing only that in the past, merchants often visited the Xang canal and saw a small temple with simple thatched roofs so he called it La (Leaf) Pagoda. In 2008, Mr. Xuan - the caretaker of the temple was ill so he transferred to Nguyen Thi Su to take over. Mrs. Su was originally a traditional medicine doctor, so besides looking after the temple, she also opened a charity clinic for poor people.
Vihara Ngoc Tam
Ngoc Tam Vihara is located at 253/14, Nguyen Thong Street, Ward 3, Tan An Town, Long An Province. The pagoda was founded in 1955 by Buddhist monk Thich Nu Minh Lien, who belonged to the Khaman sect - Nuns' Congregation. The monastery was built in an octagonal style based on the traditional architecture of the sectarian sect. The ground floor of the Vihara is Minh Tam lecture hall, the first floor is the main hall to worship Buddha.