Location: Hermitage Bien Duc Thien An is
situated on the Thien An Hill, between the tombs of Thieu Tri and Ming Mang,
about 6km from the southwest of Hue ancient capital.
Characteristics: The Hermitage Bien Duc Thien An, usually name Thien Duc
Hermitage, has been founded in Summer 1940 by the Bien Duc French hermits with
the name of Thien An (Peace from Heaven).
The hermitage is formerly managed as an infirmary and a school. To day the
hermitage is only a place for religious formation. The hermitage is surrounded
by a quiet pine forest. Walking in this Thien An pine hill, the tourist would
think he is somewhere in the forests around Da Lat. Here is the Thuy Tien Lake,
and there the Luu Ly Lake, all this contribute to enhance the charm, the poetic
and dreamy spell of the Thien An Hill, making it a tourism and entertainment
site. The hermitage with this quiet and silent environment helps its members to
deepen in their religious meditations, and also creates more favorable
conditions to all those who come here to fray and search for peace of mind.