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David D wrote a review Jan 2019
Devon, United Kingdom8,200 contributions1,400 helpful votes
Wednesday afternoon on the 9th January and we visited this Vietnamese Pagoda, which is situated near the centre of Can Tho. Our visit was scheduled as part of our Tour, and our Guide, Ha, was most knowledgeable and informative. In the grounds in front of the Pagoda is a large statue of a smiling Buddha and nearby a statue of Guanyin, Godess of Mercy. The presence of male and female Dieties symbolises that all are welcome, both male and females. That is one of the major difference between a Vietnamese Pagoda and other Temples, which are exclusively for males. At the front of the Pagoda are 3 gates, 2 smaller ones on either side of a larger one, the large gate is so that the Gods can pass through and the 2 smaller ones for guests and worshippers to pass through. This 2 storey Pagoda, is a striking building with its red pillars, roof tiles and ornate roof. On the ground floor is the main Shrine is located along with other religious items. We also climbed the small staircase to the first floor where the old bell is housed along with more religious items and images. To the side of the Pagoda is a tall ornate tower, which is the tomb of a Monk. On entering the Pagoda, visitors are asked to remove their shoes and to wear appropriate clothing. A beautiful Pagoda well worth a visit.…
Date of experience: January 2019
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telcom3 wrote a review May 2018
Anchorage, Alaska152 contributions19 helpful votes
Beautiful pagoda, well decorated and colorful for photo taking. Interesting architecture, roof lines & columns
Date of experience: May 2018
David B L wrote a review Nov 2017
Los Angeles, California8,350 contributions1,040 helpful votes
While in Can Tho we went by this small temple with nice Pagoda. Well maintained and kept up. Has interesting decorations and displays of artifacts. Quickie visit.
Date of experience: November 2017
Angad Singh wrote a review Nov 2017
Hong Kong, China386 contributions75 helpful votes
I and my friends are in general very interested in Buddhism and we happened to find this pagoda on our way to another pagoda. Its pretty nice and interesting to see especially, if you want to dig deeper into Buddhism in Vietnam.
Date of experience: February 2017
Jon C wrote a review Aug 2016
Yorktown, Virginia, United States349 contributions114 helpful votes
Interesting stop and it takes about 15 minutes to see it all. Did not see many Monks but enjoyed looking around. Was not hassled in anyway.
Date of experience: August 2016