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Minh Tanh Pagoda

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Even if you think you’ve had your fill of pagodas in Vietnam, towering Minh Tanh’s bold red colour and ornate details are impressive.

Photo of Minh Tanh Pagoda

The front courtyard holds a tranquil garden with a water feature and plenty of bonsai and the complex is a pleasant place to explore, though it will not take more than 20-30 minutes.

We were lucky to visit the temple during a very important festival and the air was filled with chanting and bells. Otherwise expect a quiet, contemplative atmosphere. We asked everyone we met at the temple if they could tell us any interesting details about the pagoda and no one had any information. It is quite obviously a modern day construction.

How to get there
Find Minh Tanh at Nguyen Viet Xuan St, less than two kilometres south of the city centre.

Minh Tanh Pagoda
Nguyen Viet Xuan St, less than 2km south of Pleiku centre

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