Thien An Monastery is 10km from south of Hue city center, in Thuy Bang, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue, in a romantic, airy space in the middle of the forest of pine. Although far from the city center, the monastery is still an ideal place for tourists and young people to visit and take beautiful photos as one of the features of Hue.
Thien An Monastery is located on the highest hill of group of 140 hills overlapping in an area of about 60ha. The French monks of the Benedictines (Benedictine Order) exploited and named Thien An (peace from heaven).
In January 1935, Fullbert sent Father Wandrille Carrière to Vietnam to investigate, and Father Wandrille chose Da Lat as the place to establish the first monastery. In April 1938, Father Fulbert sent Father Dom Romain Guilauma to Vietnam to work on his home in Dalat. But after father Romain arrived in Hue in April 1940, in October of the same year, Father Romain and Father Corentin celebrated the first Mass to establish the Order and chose the Jesus as patron saint of the monastery.
After many years of establishment, with type of design as convent church, Thien An Monastery still retains its intimacy, harmonize with nature, be beautiful between forest. And no matter how many years, Thien An Monastery is still a sweet and romantic destination to remember.