Van Thanh Mieu Pagoda

Not really worth the trip

Photo of Van Thanh Mieu Pagoda, , Vinh Long

What we say: 2.5 stars

Set a good four kilometres to the south of Vinh Long, this venerable pagoda was renovated since the last time we visited in 2012 and the sprawling complex houses three buildings of worship. Unfortunately, these were closed to the public when we arrived.

Stone pathways are flanked with well manicured bushes, two reflecting pools complete with fish bisect the grounds and would be a great place to reflect, if there were any seating available.

While you could walk out here, a xe om shouldn't cost more than 7,000-10,000 VND there and back including waiting time. If you feel like walking, just head south on 30 Thang 4 Street, which becomes Tran Phu Street after the small bridge, and just keep going -- the pagoda will be on your right. If you are parched from your walk, a small cafe sells drinks and snacks in the front courtyard.

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4km south of Vinh Long
Opening Hours: Daily 5:00-11:00, 13:00-19:00
Last updated: 15th September, 2014

About the author:
A freelance photographer and writer from the States, Vinh returned to his homeland in 2012 after spending a short 10 year stint in Cambodia.
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