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A tranquil destination for visitors!

A tranquil destination for visitors! Located in Soc Trang Province, Doi Pagoda is attractive not only for its beautiful architecture but also for its very large roof that houses millions of bats.  It is said that Doi Pagoda (Bat Pagoda) was built during the 16th century, and it has been renovated several times since. It is the forth oldest pagoda in Soc Trang township. From the gate, the pagoda, built by the Khmer, attracts passersby with skilful, symbolic decorations on its pillars and roof, reproducing Khome art. The walls are also covered with large paintings. Other halls in the pagoda are decorated with sophisticated designs and paintings depicting story of the Buddha. The windows are small, casting a mesmerising light inside that is particularly good for photography. Of the 600 Khmer pagodas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta, Doi Pagoda is so famous that regular tours from Ho Chi Minh City City, Can Tho and Ca Mau visit Soc Trang township. It was even featured on the TV show, Vietnam Guinness Records. The pagoda is located in a lush garden and a pointed tower sits at the summit. In the sunlight after a heavy downpour, the pagoda emerges with four snake-head shaped roofs hand-carved with masterful skill. On each support pillar, a Kemnar statue clasps her hands as if to welcome visitors. Inside the pagoda, soot-blackened statues keep mournful watch; a full year after the fire, the pagoda remains un-repaired. An ancient Buddha statue and a prayer-book written on palmyra leaves can be admired here. In 1999, Doi Pagoda was recognized as a national historical treasure. Read more >>
 

A mysterious, charming lady-like land...

A  mysterious, charming lady-like land... “Can Tho with white rice and clear water All who comes would never wish to leave” The Vietnamese folk verse prides the beauty of Can Tho, which is h... Read more >>

Van Phong Bay, impressive and unforgettable...

Van Phong Bay, impressive and unforgettable... From Nha Trang, driving some 50 kilometres toward the north, you will have a chance to discover Van Phong Bay, a wild and typical small paradise in Kh... Read more >>

A visit to Dau Tieng Lake, the first choice travel...

A visit to Dau Tieng Lake, the first choice travel... Located on the way to Tay Ninh, Cao Dai Great Temple, and Ba Den Mountain, Dau Tieng Lake with beautiful landscape of mountains, its mysterious islet... Read more >>

Ban Gioc Waterfall – the largest one in Vietnam!

  Ban Gioc Waterfall – the largest one in Vietnam! Ban Gioc Waterfall is now an attractive beauty spot for national and international visitors. Travelling some 272 km from Hanoi, you will reach the splen... Read more >>

The Temple honoring the Kings of Ly Dynasty

The Temple honoring the Kings of Ly Dynasty   "The architecture of the Do Temple is marvelous, Worthy to the thousand-year-old history of Thang Long" The meaningful verses highly praised the archi... Read more >>

Nui Coc Lake surprises visitors with its legendary beauty!

Nui Coc Lake surprises visitors with its legendary beauty! "The Sun is shining brightly, listening to the legend of the young couple who love each other head over heels, but cannot get married... Hoh...ooh...o... Read more >>

Floating markets – the outstanding in Mekong Delta

Floating markets – the outstanding in Mekong Delta The Mekong Delta  became famous world wide during what locals call the anti-American War. The Delta is also famous for its floating markets which are ty... Read more >>

Coconut palms, the symbol of Ben Tre

Coconut palms, the symbol of Ben Tre Travelling by boats along rivers and canals intertwined under the shade of coconut trees in Ben Tre P... Read more >>
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