Discovering the Khmer pagodas of the Southwest
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Discovering the Khmer pagodas of the Southwest
Xiem Can is one of the largest and most beautiful pagodas in the Southwest.


Xiem Can Pagoda in Bac Lieu
Located in the commune of Vinh Trach Dong, city of Bac Lieu, eponymous province, Xiem Can is one of the largest and most beautiful pagodas in the southwest. It is a unique architectural work of the local population.
Built-in 1887 the pagoda is also considered not only a place for the practice of religious rites but also a cultural and educational center where ancient literary works of the Khmers are kept, and where children can learn the Khmer language, Pali, and Dharma.
Doi Pagoda in Soc Trang

The pagoda is the emblem of southern Khmer architecture.


Literally "bat pagoda" Doi Pagoda, located in the southern province of Soc Trang, is arguably one of the most beautiful Khmer Buddhist buildings in the Mekong Delta. She is also known as Wathseraytoch - Mahatup or Ma Toc. This Buddhist monument is considered to be the emblem of southern Khmer architecture. In addition to visiting the pagoda, visitors have the opportunity to admire valuable artifacts, including canonical books of the Buddha preserved in sugar palm leaves, an invaluable religious heritage of the Mekong Delta.
Vam Ray Pagoda in Tra Vinh

The Vam Ray pagoda in the province of Tra Vinh.


Located in Tra Cu district, Tra Vinh province, Vam Ray pagoda is famous for its golden gilding. Coming here, visitors are truly in awe of the magnificent architecture. In particular, the pagoda houses the largest reclining Buddha statue (54 m long) in Vietnam.
Ta Pa Pagoda in An Giang

Typical architecture of the Khmer pagoda.


Ta Pa Pagoda is located on an eponymous mountain in Tri Ton district, An Giang province. Typical of Khmer pagoda architecture, the work is finely carved, notably with its two giant statues of the bird deity Keynor.
Chen Kieu Pagoda in Soc Trang

Chen Kieu is distinguished by its three richly decorated roofs which symbolize peace and Nirvana.


Also possessing impressive Khmer architecture, Chen Kieu Pagoda attracts visitors with its unique appearance. Here you will be impressed by its walls covered with cups of all kinds of patterns, delicately combined with thousands of pieces of ceramic in shimmering colors. Chen Kieu is distinguished by its three richly decorated roofs which symbolize peace and Nirvana.
Text and photos: CPV /VNA /CVN

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