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Hoằng Phúc Pagoda

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Country  Vietnam
Province  Quang Binh Province
Hoằng Phúc Pagoda
Former names  Kính Thiên Pagoda, Quan Pa Pagoda
Alternative names  chùa Kính Thiên chùa Quan
Location  Le Thuy District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Address  Mỹ Thủy, Lệ Thủy District, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
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Hoang Phuc Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chùa Hoằng Phúc, literall: Great Blessing, Hán tự: 弘福寺) is a pagoda located in Thuan Trach Village, Mỹ Thủy Commune, Le Thuy District, Quang Binh Province, North Central Coast Region of Vietnam. The pagoda has a history of more than 700 years, among one of the oldest temples in Central Vietnam.


In 1301 king of Tran Dynasty, Trần Nhân Tông visited this temple, then called Tri Kien Temple. Nguyen Phuc Chu, a lord of Nguyen family renamed this temple Kính Thiên Tự (Kinh Thien Temple) in 1716. King Minh Mang of Nguyen Dynasty visited this temple in 1821 and renamed this temple Hoằng Phúc Tự (Han tu: 弘福寺), colloquially called chùa Trạm or Chùa Quan (Tram Temple or Quan Temple).

The pagoda has been rebuilt several times. It was severely devastated by a tropical hurricane in 1985, nothing much remained but the gate and the foundation of the temple and its 80-kg bell, some old Budda statues. The temple was included in the list of Quang Binh provincial relics.

In December 2014, the reconstruction of the pagoda started. On 16 January 2016, the new pagoda was inaugurated with the participation of several officials from the government of Vietnam, members of the Buddhist Shanghas of Vietnam and Myanmar, Cambodian King of the Monk Tep Vong, and Buddhist followers across Vietnam. Hoang Phuc pagoda is recognized as a national historical relic of Vietnam. On the inaugural day, The Myanmar Buddhist Sangha presented Buddha's sarira from Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon to Hoang Phuc Pagoda.


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