LAC THIEN ORPHANAGE

Founded in 2006, the Lac Thien Orphanage is part of the Phat Buu pagoda, and lies north of Nha Trang in Ninh Hoa district, not far from the Mai Am Anh Dao Orphanage. The pagoda is housed by Buddhist nuns, and the orphanage’s origins are endearing. On a peaceful day in 2006, a baby was left at the gates of the pagoda. The nuns cared for him, and from that day on they have taken in orphan children from the area. The orphanage is run by the nuns of Lac Thien and the head nun, Chon Minh, and is not owned or operated by Lovingkindness Vietnam.  They rely entirely upon donations, most of which come from people in the community. There are currently 27 children at the orphanage, from newborns to teenagers. They also care for 3 adults who suffer from mental handicaps.

As Lac Thien is far from Nha Trang, and smaller than other orphanages, it gets almost zero visitors from the large cities. We were fortunate to discover this wonderful home for children in 2012, and our team has endeavored to help them as best we can.

Donations to this cause go to buying food for the children, upkeep of the facilities, and paying school fees. To donate to this wonderful home click the Donate button, which can be found on any page of this site in the top right. From the PayPal form, include a comment to indicate that you wish the donation to go to Lac Thien. You can also send us an email at ahren@lovingkindnessvietnam.org.

ALL OF OUR LAC THIEN ACTIVITIES

Supplies and Rain Gear for the Lac Thien Orphanage

On October 12, 2018 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with essential supplies plus some rain gear for the upcoming rainy season. Lac Thien is a loving home to a ...

Mid-Autumn Festival at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On September 24, 2018 we brought essential supplies and a fun Mid-Autumn Festival party to the Lac Thein Orphanage. Lac Thien is a loving home to a large group of ...

Essential Supplies and New School Uniforms for the Lac Thien Orphanage

On August 3, 2018 we had a big visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Lac Thien is a large orphanage in Ninh Hoa, to the north of Nha Trang. There ...

A Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On July 1, 2018 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with lots of essential supplies. Lac Thien is a loving home to a large group of orphans of all ages, ...

A Fun Visit at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On May 31, 2018 we had a fun visit at the Lac Thien Orphanage. Lac Thien is a loving home to a large group of orphans of all ages, located ...

Essential Supplies at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On May 5, 2018 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with lots of essential supplies. Lac Thien is a loving home to a large group of orphans, located in Ninh ...

A Water Tank and Electrical Supplies for the Lac Thien Orphanage

On April 18, 2018 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with some specific items the nuns had requested. Lac Thien is a loving home to a large group of orphans ...

Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On March 22, 2018 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with essential supplies. Lac Thien is a loving home to children of all ages, located in a quiet village in ...

Tet 2018 at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On February 5, 2018 we brought a Tet party to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Located in the countryside of Ninh Hoa, to the north of Nha Trang, Lac Thien is ...

Christmas Visit at the Lac Thien Orphanage

In December 2017 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with lots of supplies, plus fun presents for the children. Lac Thien is a loving home to the north of Nha ...

Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On October 18, 2017 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage in Ninh Hoa, to the north of Nha Trang. Lac Thien is a large orphanage, and a loving home to ...

Visit and Mid-Autumn Festival at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On October 1, 2017 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with essential supplies, plus a fun holiday party. Lac Thien is a large orphanage to the north of Nha Trang ...

School Books and New Clothes for the Lac Thien Orphanage

On August 11, 2017 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage in Ninh Hoa. Lac Thien is a loving home to close to 50 orphans of all ages, set in a ...

Gifts for the Lac Thien Orphanage

On July 17, 2017 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with gifts, and to welcome a new baby. Lac Thien is a wonderful home to over 20 orphans, set in ...

A Big Field Trip for the Amazing Orphans of Lac Thien

On June 3, 2017 we arranged and coordinated a big field trip for all of the children of the Lac Thien Orphanage. Lac Thien cares for over 30 orphans at ...

Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On May 6, 2017, we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage in Ninh Hoa with lots of essential supplies and some special gifts. Lac Thein is a loving home to over ...

A Fun Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On April 10, 2017 our team visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with lots of essential supplies for the orphanage. Lac Thien is a loving home to orphans in Ninh Hoa ...

Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On February 19, 2017 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with many essential supplies. Lac Thien is located to the north of Nha Trang in Ninh Hoa district, near Doc ...

Tet Shopping Trip for the Orphans at Lac Thien

On January 10, 2017 we brought all of the children from the Lac Thien Orphanage on a trip to buy new clothes for Tet. Lac Thien is a loving home ...

Christmas at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On December 25, 2016 we brought Christmas to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Lac Thien is a loving home to many orphans to the north of Nha Trang. The nuns at ...

Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On October 14, 2016 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with lots of essential supplies. Lac Thien is a poor orphanage in a village to the north of Nha Trang, ...

Mid-Autumn Festival and Supplies for Lac Thien and Song Lo

On September 13-14, 2016 we brought much-needed supplies and the Mid-Autumn Festival to the Lac Thien Orphanage and the Song Lo Orphanage. Lac Thien is a loving home located in ...

School Supplies for the Lac Thien Orphanage

On July 22, 2016 we brought school supplies to the Lac Thien Orphanage, and took the children on a shopping trip to a local market to buy new shoes and ...

New Courtyard for Lac Thien

On May 30, 2016 we completed our construction of a new covered courtyard for the Lac Thien Orphanage. While Lac Thien already has a roofed eating area, their courtyard was ...

Fun Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On May 18, 2016 we brought donations, essential supplies, and a birthday party to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Lac Thien is a poor orphanage in the countryside north of Nha ...

Fun Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On March 25, 2016 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with essential supplies and some special gifts for the children. Lac Thien is a loving home to about 30 orphans ...

Visit to the Lac Thien Orphanage

On February 28, 2016 we brought many essential supplies to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Lac Thien is one of the farthest orphanages that we assist from ...

Christmas and New Year at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On December 31, 2015 we brought a belated Christmas party and a New Year celebration to the Lac Thien Orphanage. Our team brought lots of presents to the children, plus ...

Tables, Benches, and fun at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On November 12, 2015 we brought stone benches and tables to the Lac Thien Orphanage. With many children at the orphanage, the children and guests ...

Food, supplies, and sand art activities at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On October 10, 2015 we brought supplies, foodstuff, and fun activities to the Lac Thien Orphanage. This wonderful day for the children was provided by ...

The Mid-Autumn Festival at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On September 22, 2015 we brought the Mid-Autumn Festival to the Lac Thien Orphanage. This trip was sponsored by JL Support Services. The Mid-Autumn Festival ...

A special birthday at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On August 22, 2015 we had a special birthday party at the Lac Thien Orphanage. This celebration was dedicated to and in loving memory of Chloe ...

Construction complete at the Lac Thien Orphanage

On August 22, 2015 we celebrated the completion of our Lac Thien Orphanage construction project. This was sponsored by the McDuffie and Stewart families. As the orphanage has grown, they ...

Kite-Flying at Lac Thien Orphanage!

On July 16, 2015 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage for a kite flying excursion. Our coordinator Mai Khanh visited Lac Thien to discuss some upcoming ...

Food and Gifts for Lac Thien Orphanage

On July 9, 2015 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with food and some special gifts. When our coordinator, Mai Khanh, contacted the nuns at the ...

Construction Complete at Lac Thien Orphanage

On June 21, 2015 we completed our construction project at the Lac Thien Orphanage. As the orphanage has grown in size, it has gotten too crowded ...

Cooling Off Lac Thien Orphanage

On May 17, 2015 we visited the Lac Thien Orphanage with fans and a special treat for the children. This trip was made possible by a ...

Ball Pit Fun at Lac Thien Orphanage

On April 12, 2015 we finished construction of a ball pit at the Lac Thien Orphanage for the children to enjoy. So much fun! This project was ...

Tet Visit to Lac Thien Orphanage

On January 30, 2015 we made a special trip to the Lac Thien Orphanage for Tet. This was made entirely possible through the support of JL Support ...

Gifts for Lac Thien Orphanage

On September 28, 2014 we brought gifts to the Lac Thien Orphanage. We were recently contacted by Tri Pham of the USA who wished to help ...

Loc Thien & Phat Hai Orphanages

On April 30, 2013 we visited two places with food and other essentials. Our Team Leader, Ngoc, organized a trip to the Lac Thien Orphanage and the Phat Hai Orphanage. ...

Tet – Doctors Visit Orphanages

In celebration of Tet, the Lunar New Year in Vietnam, we made four visits on February 2, 2013. Two of the places that we visited were ...

Christmas Visit – December 16, 2012

The Quan Am Foundation brought Christmas presents to FIVE places! Lucette Dillon of New Zealand once again brought the generosity and kindness of her foundation to the children of Vietnam. ...

Lac Thien Orphanage – November 25, 2012

On November 25, 2012 we discovered the Lac Thien Orphanage. Our team of volunteers are constantly on the lookout for new orphanages to assist. All of ...

ADDRESS

Lac Thien Orphanage
Chua Phat Buu
Xuan My
Ninh Tho
Ninh Hoa
Khanh Hoa
Vietnam

PHONE

0905903487

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Take one of the main roads heading north out of Nha Trang, either 2 Thang 4 street or Pham Van Dong street. Drive for about 50 kilometers until you enter Ninh Hoa town. Stay on the main road heading north, and after you exit the town you’ll pass a turnoff for the Hyundai Vinashin shipyard. Right after the Hyundai turnoff is another road branching right, which will take you to Ninh Tho ward. From here just ask for “Chua Phat Buu” and you’ll be there in no time.