Vinh Hung Ancient Temple in Bac Lieu, Vietnam
Posted by Lương Đồng on 16th Tháng Mười Hai 2015
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Vinh Hung Ancient Temple, which is discovered in 1911, is known as one of the most valuable historical heritages in Vietnam Southern region. Located in Vinh Hung Commune, the Temple is almost 20km far from Bac Lieu Town and situated on an forest land area of 1,000 square meters. This is a places to visit in vietnam.

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Main tower of the temple

The religious structure, also called Bhad Dhat or Luc Hien Tower, is famous for being the one and only building bearing a strong impact of Angkor Style of Khmer group.

In the 20th century, archaeologists declared that they had discovered a Sanskrit stele in the site and it unfolded that the temple was built in 892. The tower including in the temple complex is 8.9m high with a rectangle base measuring 5.6×6.9m. The building material of the tower is primarily bricks, tightly arranged that the mortar between them can hardly be seen, therefore, has yet to be identified. In the tower, copper items and pottery are found and claimed to belong to the Oc Eo Culture which was in the period of 1st-7th centuries.

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Different angle of the tower

The pagoda is home to Buddhist monks and the chanting rituals are commenced daily twice per day at 4a.m and 4p.m. Local residents hold a festival at the tower in the midst of the first lunar month every year. The site is the religious destination attracting a fair share of pilgrims from across the country to say prayers for lucks and a peaceful soul.

Vinh-Hung-Ancient-Temple
Main tower of the temple

The religious structure, also called Bhad Dhat or Luc Hien Tower, is famous for being the one and only building bearing a strong impact of Angkor Style of Khmer group.

In the 20th century, archaeologists declared that they had discovered a Sanskrit stele in the site and it unfolded that the temple was built in 892. The tower including in the temple complex is 8.9m high with a rectangle base measuring 5.6×6.9m. The building material of the tower is primarily bricks, tightly arranged that the mortar between them can hardly be seen, therefore, has yet to be identified. In the tower, copper items and pottery are found and claimed to belong to the Oc Eo Culture which was in the period of 1st-7th centuries.

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Vinh-Hung-Ancient-Temple
Different angle of the tower

The pagoda is home to Buddhist monks and the chanting rituals are commenced daily twice per day at 4a.m and 4p.m. Local residents hold a festival at the tower in the midst of the first lunar month every year. The site is the religious destination attracting a fair share of pilgrims from across the country to say prayers for lucks and a peaceful soul.