Phat Hoc Pagoda

Probably the most famous pagoda in Can Tho City, this five-level religious building is five minutes from the Can Tho Museum and right across from De Tham, Can Tho’s well-known food street. Its convenient location provides a nice stopover, with a peaceful atmosphere right in the middle of a busy intersection of Can Tho.

Built in 1952, the building takes up little space, instead going vertical. On the fifth floor you can see a nice slice of Can Tho, including the roofs of two Khmer temples nearby. Around 6 p.m. the monks play some ceremonial instruments on the top level. Other levels include a dedicated room to the pagoda’s leading monks, statues abound, a Vietnamese bookshop with religious material, a gift shop, plenty of places to light incense and more.

Review by: Aleksandr Smechov

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