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My Tho was founded in the 1680s by Chinese refugees fleeing Taiwan when the general of the Qing Dynasty Shi Lang defeated the reminents of Southern Ming Dynasty in 1683 ...

Vinh Trang Pagoda

Vinh Trang Pagoda, located in a large garden in My Phong commune, My Tho, in Tien Giang province, was built by Mr. and Mrs. Bui Cong Dat in the early 19th century.
From 1849, the pagoda was managed by Buddhist Priest Hue Dang from Giac Lam Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City He led people to refine the pagoda and named it Vinh Trang Pagoda. The structure was built in a mixture of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Angkor (Cambodian) architectural styles. The pagoda consists of 5 buildings, 2 ornamental yards, and 178 pillars.
Vinh Trang Pagoda
Graves of Buddhist priests who took care of the pagoda are scattered around. These graves are decorated with carefully engraved flagstones.
Vinh Trang Pagoda

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