Vinh Trang Pagoda

Worth a look if you have time on your hands

Photo of Vinh Trang Pagoda, , My Tho

What we say: 2.5 stars

Dating back to the late 19th century, this large, very peaceful pagoda and enclave is over a century old and can be found around one kilometre from the centre of My Tho on Route 828 on the way out of town.

The pagoda brings together Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and European architectural styles and even if you are not particularly interest in pagodas, this is worth a visit for the range of styles on display. The pagoda has some very impressive woodwork within -- look for the dragons tongues running down the wooden pillars on each side of the alter.

The temple does a lot of good work -- especially with homeless and other disadvantaged children and while admission is free, donations are very much appreciated.

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Around 1km north of My Tho
Last updated: 16th September, 2014

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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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