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Ghositaram pagoda in Bac Lieu province

As a unique cultural destination in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu, Ghositaram pagoda is considered to be a museum of fine arts showcasing the talent of Khmer artists.

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

Located in Cu Lao village, Hung Hoi commune, Vinh Loi district, the pagoda was built in 1860 and renovated in 2001. Ghositaram has the typical architecture of a Khmer pagoda, consisting of a central chamber, a vihara, an auditorium, a tower, a school, and the monks’ residence. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

The Pagoda’s roof contains several layers overlaying each other, forming a sharp top similar to that of a tower.        (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

Time has created an august and antiquity atmosphere in the pagoda. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

Inside the central chamber (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

Lacquered pillars with sophisticated patterns (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

Statues of scared animals at the pagoda (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

Exquisite patterns and reliefs at Ghositaram pagoda (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

A relief tells the life of Buddha (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Ghositaram pagoda, Bac Lieu, Khmer, Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnamplus

A gong at Ghositaram pagoda. (Photo: VNP/VNA)