Ong Temple

Attraction Ong Temple 32, Hai Bà Trưng, Phường Tân An, Quận Ninh Kiều, Tp. Cần Thơ Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Must see
Kids
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ong Temple was a hidden gem near the peaceful Can Tho River. It’s a great example of old Vietnamese traditional culture.

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Why Ong Temple is special ?

Ong Temple (Chua Ong), in a fantastic location facing the Can Tho river, is set inside the Guangzhou Assembly Hall and is one of the most interesting religious sites in town. It was originally built in the late 19th century to worship Kuang Kung, a deity symbolizing loyalty, justice, reason, intelligence, honour and courage, among other mersts. It is designed to symbolize the Chinese character for nation, with rows of enclosed sections laid out symmetrically. Approaching the engraved screen, the right site is dedicated to the Goddess of Fortune and the left side is reserved for the woship of General Ma Tien. In the centre of temple is Kuang Kung flanked by the God of Eath and the God of Finance.


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What to explore at Ong Temple?

The nicest pagoda in the area, Ong Temple is conveniently located near the downtown strip of Can Tho and most of the major hotels. A perfect stop off for a walking tour of town, visit by this Buddhist centre for a dash of spirit in your day. This is also the centre for Chinese religious and cultural activity in the surrounding town.

In the centre you see Quan Cong flanked by the god of the earth and the god of finance. There is also a statue of Dong Vinh, the first doctorate candidate, and Tai Bach Tinh Quan. In front of the sanctuary there are six incense-tables including three grind-stone tables built in 1974 carrying bronze urns dated 1896 and three relief with the characters “Hiep thien cung” written in Han script. Almost all elements like stone pillars, underpinning, purling were brought from Wangdoung in China.

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How to get to Ong Temple?

The pagoda is located in the Guangzhou Assembly Hall in the center of Can Tho, near Ninh Kieu Wharf. You can take a taxi to reach the place.

Selling points

  • Very nice temple with chinese style
  • One of historical site in Can Tho
  • Good photo opportunities
  • A great chinese architecture
  • Great bas relief carvings
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
130.72 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Ong Temple 32, Hai Bà Trưng, Phường Tân An, Quận Ninh Kiều, Tp. Cần Thơ Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • Inside on the left hand side is an English sign which explains the layout and different deities.
    What to know
  • You can take a lot of beautiful photos here, but turn off the flash inside the temple.
    Photography
  • Of all festivals occurring all year round, Tet Nguyen Dan is the biggest-organised one. Besides, some other festivals are also held in Ong pagoda, on 2/2, 23/3, 24/6 and 22/7 of the lunar year.
    Events
  • The guide of temple have a great knowledge that can explain for you everything about this temple.
    Service
  • It is located opposite the statue of Hi Chi Minh so easy to find.
    Location

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This temple is located across the street from the Mekong River, ferry terminal and one block from the hotel where I was staying.The temple has intricate carvings on the exterior and interior of animals and people. There were several shrines inside at the rear of the temple along with a large carving of a person and horse near the entrance.I was actually lucky in being there while a gentleman was removing some of the coiled incense ceiling hangers that had burned out. It was the first time in all of the temples visited on this trip that I was able to witness how they were removed or reconnected to each other. It is a small temple and can easily be viewed in a few minutes.The entrance is free and I would recommend a visit.

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This temple have a great chinese architecture, the guide of temple have a great knowledge that can explain for you everything about this temple, great place should visit when you come can tho.

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A great little temple which is quite different to many others. Inside on the left hand side is an English sign which explains the layout and different deities. Some great bas relief carvings. Make sure you check this out as you stroll along the waterfront.

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This temple is located across the street from the Mekong River, ferry terminal and one block from the hotel where I was staying. The temple has intricate carvings on the exterior and interior of animals and people. There were several shrines inside at the rear of the temple along with a large carving of a person and horse near the entrance. I was actually lucky in being there while a gentleman was removing some of the coiled incense ceiling hangers that had burned out. It was the first time in all of the temples visited on this trip that I was able to witness how they were removed or reconnected to each other. It is a small temple and can easily be viewed in a few minutes. The entrance is free and I would recommend a visit.

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