Must-visit Mekong Delta Pagodas
Must-visit Mekong Delta Pagodas. For many people wishing to obtain a more understanding of Buddhism in Vietnam, Mekong Delta tour with the visiting to some of the must-visit pagodas in Mekong Delta should be considered to choose. Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda, Bat Pagoda (Mahatup Pagoda), Chén Kiểu Pagoda, Kh’leang Pagoda, and Clay Pagoda are the must-visit Pagodas in your destination list.
Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda – Must-visit Mekong Delta Pagodas
Located in Nguyễn Trung Trực Street, Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda is about 3km away from the downtown of My Tho City. Abbot Huệ Đăng is the person that constructed this architecture in 1849. He is also a Buddhist monk who used funds from the Buddhist faithful. In 1904, a big storm damaged heavily to the pagoda and French colonists also destroyed a part of its structure in 1861. As a consequence, the faithful started to rebuild the pagoda afterwards. One of the most impressive features you will be attracted is that it has some huge Buddhist statues with unique styles. Specifically, its carries the combination of both European and Asian architecture styles in which the elements from French decorative patterns, Romanesque style, Japanese tiles, and something of the Renaissance period.
Bat Pagoda (Mahatup Pagoda) – Must-visit Mekong Delta Pagodas
Bat Pagoda, lying 25 km southeast away from the downtown of Soc Trang City is one of the must-visit pagodas in Mekong Delta due to its enthralling features. The temple was famouse because the ancient beauty formed from hundreds of years ago. Perhaps, at the moment you have a question about the temple name. If you come to this temple, you will surprise with many ancient trees in the site which are the habitat of numerous bats. You will not only enjoy the peaceful atmospherea and eye-catching landscapes but have the chance to see many bats haging from the old tree’s canopy. And now, you understand why it is called Bat Pagoda.
Chen Kieu Pagoda
Coming to Mekong Delta, you should not ignore Chen Kieu Pagoda, the architechture with Khmer style and was constructed in the 19th century. This pagoda is 10km away from the center of Soc Trang City; you will stop at the site along the way to Bac Lieu from Soc Trang. Excitingly, the site’s name occurred from the inspiration of beautiful and colored ceramic pieces utilized to decorate its main building. One thing which will amaze you right after you enter the pagoda is that there are 16 large pillars surrounding it, and Khmer legends decorated each one. The walls are full of the Buddhist history. This is the place you can find the peace for your soul and know about the famous Buddhist history.
Kh’leang is a Buddhist temple with the ancient structure from the Khmer Pagoda system in the Southern region. It’s located at Ton Duc Thang Street, Soc Trang City. This pagoda is also known as an Architecture Arts monument of the nation. Surrounded by many palm trees, the pagoda seems to be dipped into the peaceful ambiance; in addition to this hidden charm, it decorated with textures, patterns, and colors in the Khmer style, creating the sacred atmosphere in nature. Besides religious festivals, Khléang Pagoda also organizes traditional Khmer festivals, such as the Chol Chnam Thmay (New Year ceremony, also known as the New Year ceremony of Khmer people), the Dolta ceremony, Moon worship Ceremony on October 15-10 and boat race…
Cavern Pagoda, also known as Phước Điền Pagoda. Which is about one kilometer from Sam Mountain, with a history of over 100 years. Surrounded by stunning natural landscapes of the countryside, the temple emerges as a sacred flower fascinating lots of travelers from many different areas of Vietnam and the world. Cavern Pagoda considered as a spiritual tourist destination. The visitors should go when they travel to Châu Đốc City. These features background not only are there beautiful Buddhist statues put in the sanctuary. But grottoes are also where deities are revered. Especially, you will certainly admire by a 1000-arm and 1000-eye goddess.
Finally, Constructed by the Ngo family over 200 years ago, Clay Pagoda positioned at the downtown of Soc Trang City. It also has been famous in the whole province. Also like a resident house, the pagoda also designed without any wooden panel and pillar. However, the remarkable point is that there is a six-tusked clay elephant in front of the gate. This image supposes to occur in the dream of Buddha’s mother, making it more special and enthralling. Hence, it is exactly one of the must-visit pagodas in Mekong Delta.
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