Last update: 16:19 | 02/03/2018
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.
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.
Among 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.
The pagoda's interesting top roof.
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.
The pagoda's walls are decorated with plates.
Over 40 years after construction, the colours of the bowls and plates remain beautiful.
The main part of the pagoda.
A 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.
The pagoda has small Buddhist statues.
A picture creatively made from bowls and plates of diffrent sizes.
Plates are also used to decorate pillars inside the pagoda.
Bowls are made into small pillars.
Sacred animals are carved and decorated with ceramic pieces.
Beautifully decorated entrance door.
Original stairs of the pagoda.