VĨNH TRÀNG PAGODA - VIỆT NAM
This pagoda near the town of My Tho was built in 1849. From this year, the pagoda was managed by Buddhist Priest Huệ Ðăng from Giác Lâm Pagoda in Sài Gòn. He led people to refine the pagoda and named it Vĩnh Tràng Pagoda. The pagoda consists of five buildings, two ornamental yards and 178 pillars. The architecture is a harmonious combination of Asian and European styles, creating the splendid, but simple features of this Buddhist pagoda. Inside the pagoda are many specious statues made of wood, among which there was a collection of 18 Buddhisattvas sculpted in 1907, representing the summit in sculpture in the Mekong River plains.