Located in the Mekong Delta region, the Vinh Trang Temple is arguably one of the nicest temples in Southern Vietnam. The architecture and colors instantly pop out and are unique compared to other temples that you’ll find in Vietnam. The Vinh Trang Temple resembles an Indian Raj Palace, restored overtime with decorations of mosaics made from broken pottery. Set among huge Buddha structures, one laughing and reclining version and another lifesize sitting Buddha, and gardens filled with lotus pools and flowers, the Vinh Trang Temple is also home to ornate arched gates and tombs of the monks that lived here years ago.
Travel tips for the Vinh Trang Temple
Entrance to the Vinh Trang Temple is free. The easiest way to get to My Tho is by bus or motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City. It’ll take around three to four hours, so make sure to budget time for a day trip, or better yet make it as part of a multi-day tour of the Mekong Delta region.
Location: Nguyen Trung Truc, My Phong, My Tho, Vietnam Price: free Hours: 09:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:00, daily