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Ong Can Tho Pagoda is rich in Chinese community culture

Ong Pagoda is an ancient temple with a history of more than 100 years in the territory of Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. This is a temple built in 1894 and took 2 years to complete. The temple is a spiritual living place for the majority of Chinese people, so it has a bit of Chinese culture.

Ngôi chùa nằm lọt thỏm trên một con phố

The temple is located on a street – Tourist destination of Can Tho (Photo: Collection)

Overview of Ong pagoda in Can Tho

The appearance of his temple stands out in the middle of the neighborhood, with decorative multi-colored architectural pieces that attract all eyes. The closed temple precinct is built in the shape of the Quoc surrounded by walls, in the middle is a large courtyard to receive natural light. The temple does not have a three-door gate but only a single entrance, above it is a diaphragm and decorated with red lanterns. The two sides covered the mascot shaped like a Nghe. The short, short, straight roof of the pagoda has no subtle curves like the traditional Vietnamese pagoda roof, the whole roof is covered with yin and yang tile, on the roof of the roof, there are many decorative animals like: dragons, birds …

Phía bên ngoài cổng chùa bao trùm một màu sắc rực rỡ

Outside the temple gate is covered in a vibrant color (Image: Collection)

Ánh sáng tự nhiên từ giếng trời

Natural light from the sky (Photo: Collection)

Architecture of Ong pagoda

There are many humanistic meanings, enameled ceramic mosaics, and mascot images mean peace, prosperity, and lasting prosperity. The images of dragons, phoenixes, and men and women are also a symbol of luck and lasting auspicious. From the totality to the details of the temple, he is also an architectural block of unity of yin and yang theory.

Mảng kiến trúc độc đáo

Unique architectural array (Image: Collection)

Nhiều mảng trang trí ấn tượng

Many impressive decorative pieces (Image: Collection)

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The whole structure is supported by a solid wooden frame, the main columns, the military columns, the porch columns support the temple roof, the bottom of the column is listed by round stones neatly trimmed in cubes. Most materials used to build temples are transported from Guangdong to China, many worshiping items are also from China. But many objects show that the culture of worship was influenced by traditional Vietnamese people and there was a cultural interference in ritual practices.

Gian tiền điện hoành tráng

Magnificent electricity booth (Image: Collection)

The pagoda’s space is filled with vibrant colors, and the worshiping objects are regularly cleaned into bronze light, wooden pillars, mosaic, and couplets painted with golden lacquer. In the pagoda, it is very popular to use incense, there are large incense rings, hanging high to look like it can cover an entire person.

Khói hương tỏa nghi ngút trong gian thờ

Incense smoke spreads in the altar (Image: Collection)

Sitting at a temple with Chinese characteristics

Ong pagoda was originally hanging a sign saying “Quang Trieu Hoi Quan” by a Chinese person from Guangzhou with the meaning here as a meeting place among compatriots gathered to help each other. It can be said that this is a symbol of the solidarity of the Chinese diaspora. It was the first Chinese people who came here to be protected by Lord Nguyen and assigned land to do business. When they first resided in the Gulf of Thailand, they often encountered pirates and Siamese soldiers, so they resorted to the help of Lord Nguyen to be safe and secure.

Entering the front yard is the most solemn electricity in the temple to worship Ong Bon and Ma Tien generals who have great merit to help Chinese gather to live and do business. Deep inside are the main sanctuary of Quan Thanh De (Quan Cong), Quan The Am Bodhisattva, Thien Hau Thanh Mau, and Poinsettia Dong Vinh. Guan Gong is a famous figure in the Spring and Autumn period of the Warring States, who is admired and admired by many people and people everywhere. The statue of the statue of Quan Cong is majestic, the face is very rough, the face is reddish, bushy, beard, wearing armor on both sides with bodyguards.

Visiting the temple, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Chinese religious and cultural characteristics, as well as to see the solidarity of the Chinese community working away from home. The cultural and spiritual values of the temple have made a unique distinction unlike any religious works in Vietnam. Public pagoda also has a great significance in creating a diversified form of Vietnamese religious culture, creating an environment to interact with indigenous religions and beliefs.

Tìm hiểu nhiều nét văn hóa độc đáo

Learn many unique cultural traits (Image: Collection)

Ong pagoda also followed some beliefs and holidays of Vietnamese culture, but the pagoda has its own holidays such as: Ong De’s death anniversary on March 15 of the lunar calendar – People who have contributed to building the Chinese community abroad; Emperor Quan – Guan Gong’s June 24 lunar month; Thien Hau day on the 23rd day of the third lunar month.

On these festivals, the Chinese community focuses on visiting the cult, which is also very popular with tourists from all over the world because of its unique Chinese-colored temple.

Hopefully, through the article about Ong Can Tho Pagoda, you will have more interesting information about this place. If you have the opportunity to visit Can Tho, you should come here to have a chance to learn more about the Chinese community in Vietnam as well as have many new experiences with the ancient temple.


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