Set amongst a stand of eucalypts, this is a classic Khmer-style pagoda that wouldn't be at all out of place in any Khmer town. Note the Khmer script running along the base of the murals and the super-solid wooden columns holding the place ... Read more about Chua Ong Met .
In the western outskirts of Tra Vinh, Chua Chim is set in a forest grove a world away from the hustle and bustle of Tra Vinh. Be sure to ask one of the monks to switch on the neon display at the main alter for a suitably dazzling view of Buddha. To reach the temple, head south, past the Cuu Long Hotel for about one kilometre till you reach a war cemetery on your right. Turn right immediately ... Read more about Chua Chim .
Set to the south of town, near the bus station, Chua Phuong sits in a large stand of forest and is worth visiting not so much for the new pagoda but for the ruined old pagoda which sits in the eastern part of the forest enclosure. It's little more than an overgrown pile of rubble, but it tickled our fancy. Rather amusingly, when we arrived the monks were hanging out with a bunch of spagetti-strap ... Read more about Chua Phuong .
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