Mekong Delta Travel Guide

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Ba Chua Xu Temple

  • Vinh Te Village Map It
  • Chau Doc
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/20/2009

Fodor's Review

Ba Chua Xu is the prosperity goddess of the Vietnamese folk religion, Thanism, and this is her temple. It was built about half way up Sam Mountain in the early 1800s after, legend has it, villagers discovered in the forest a female statue dating to the 6th century. The temple is constructed in what is commonly thought of as Chinese style, with four levels, and the tiled roofs have become green with age. Within is the statue of Ba Chua Xu, and locals come here to ask for protection. During the fourth lunar month, the 23rd–27th are festival days and locals celebrate with dances, praying, and by making offerings. Surrounding the temple are pleasant gardens and some small caves, and from up here there's a sweeping view of the surrounding countryside; on a clear day you can see neighboring Cambodia.

Sight Information

Address:

Vinh Te Village, Chau Doc, An Giang, Vietnam

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Published 07/20/2009

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