Ong Pagoda in Can Tho

Posted On 7:51 am September 28, 2011 | by Vietnam Cambodia Travel | under Vietnam Travel Guides

Ong Pagoda is located in the centre of the city, on Hai Ba Trung Road, near the Ninh Kieu Wharf.

Built from 1894 to 1896, Ong pagoda is roofed with double tiles. The edges of the roof are covered with lines of dark green glazed pipe-shaped tiles, and on the top of the roof there are a number of multi-colour porcelain figures, such as two dragons flanking the moon, carp changing into dragons, and are statues of people holding the sun and the moon.

Quan Cong, a General of the three-kingdom period in ancient China and an example of loyalty to his King, Nam Hai Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, Thai Bach Tinh Quan, the Genie of the earth, and Dong Vinh are all worshipped here.

Ong Pagoda is where the cultural and religious activities of the Chinese living in Can Tho are held. It was listed as a National Heritage Site by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1993.