Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation

Chen Kieu (also known as SroLoun pagoda) is a Khmer pagoda with unique architecture.It is located on the way from Soc Trang to Bac Lieu and about 230km from Ho Chi Minh City.


Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn news
Visiting Khmer pagodas is not only a serene getaway, but also a fascinating way to peek into the lives of a Khmer Buddhist, a solitary culture at the heart of the Mekong delta.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsAmong these, Chen Kieu (also known as SroLoun pagoda) is one with the most unique architecture. Located 10km from SocTrang city, the Khmer pagoda is on the way from SocTrang to Bac Lieu province, about 230km from Ho Chi Minh City. The pagoda is decorated with colourful plates and bowls.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsThe pagoda's interesting top roof. 
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn news
Bowls and plates combined with Japanese tiles add bright colours to the pagoda. The idea of using bowls and plates was not only an economical method, but represents the solidarity of Khmer community.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn news
The pagoda's walls are decorated with plates.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsOver 40 years after construction, the colours of the bowls and plates remain beautiful.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsThe main part of the pagoda.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsA bed donated by the family of Tran Trinh Huy, known as Cong Tu Bac Lieu, the son of one of the richest families in Bac Lieu province in the first years of the 20th century.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsThe pagoda has small Buddhist statues.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsA picture creatively made from bowls and plates of diffrent sizes.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsPlates are also used to decorate pillars inside the pagoda.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsBowls are made into small pillars.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsSacred animals are carved and decorated with ceramic pieces.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsBeautifully decorated entrance door.
Chen Kieu Pagoda, Khmer's fantastic ornamentation, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, Vietnam travelling, Vietnam travel, vn newsOriginal stairs of the pagoda. 

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