Chuc Thanh Pagoda is the oldest and most revered Buddhist pagoda in Hoi An, coming with traditional Vietnamese and Chinese architectural designs in a serene garden. The pagoda holds spirit and rituals that take place throughout the year. It is a place for people to go to pray and worship. Once there, the tranquility and peaceful atmosphere of the pagoda make you feel relief.
It is formed by Monk Minh Hai of China in 1454. There are plenty of ritual objects and a number of intricate animal carvings, mural paintings, lacquered pillars.
Surrounding the pagoda are 16 grave towers of eminent monks in Hoi An, such as Minh Hai, Thiet Tho, and An Bich. Chuc Thanh Pagoda is especially busy during annual festivities such as Lunar New Year festival, where you can witness its resident monks praying to deities.
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How to get there: The pagoda is situated 2km away from Hoi An town. It is easily accessible by bicycle or cyclo. When you visit the pagoda, remember to dress appropriate clothes (no crop-top, midi skirt or shorts). The pagoda opens during the days and it is free of charge to visit.