La Han Temple- The new check-in point in Soc Trang
Soc Trang is a land of highly developed spiritual culture with 200 pagodas. A typical example is La Han pagoda. What is interesting about this pagoda founded by the Chinese people? let’s find out with Focus Asia Travel.
Located at 131 Dien Bien Phu, Cau Den hamlet, ward 8, Soc Trang town, La Han pagoda owns a different architecture with large space and beautiful campus. This is a great place for tourists to visit, go on pilgrimages on the Spring Festival holidays.
According to records, since the early days, La Han Soc Trang pagoda was built in 1952 as just a leaf house, with board walls. In 1956, a storm passed, causing severe damage to the temple. After that, the people rebuilt the pagoda with bricks and tiles. By 1990, residents and Buddhists everywhere contributed to rebuild a new and more spacious temple. The structure of the pagoda includes a ground floor and the campus is large and beautiful.
In which, the area upstairs is the place to worship Buddha Shakyamuni, Thai Thuong Lao Quan, Chu Bodhisattva and Thap Bat La Han. The carefully decorated Buddha statues exude the majestic beauty of the place of meditation. The lower floor area is where the temples of Thien Hau Nuong Nuong, On Than, Bach diphtheria Cong, Chu Tien Co and Tien Huu. The statues are decorated solemnly, showing the solemn and sacred inside the temple grounds.
Visiting La Han pagoda in Soc Trang, visitors can also take a walk in the front yard area. This is a place which is carefully cared for, with a poetic lotus pond and the image of “Long, Lan, Quy, Phung” or statues of dragons flying phoenix.
When visiting La Han pagoda for the first time, many visitors will be surprised by the unique beauty of this spiritual architecture. All items in the temple are superficially built, creating a sense of solidity and stability. Thanks to the stone walls, stairs and decorative miniatures made of stone, the temple is more special.
It can be said that La Han pagoda is a beautiful spiritual destination and has a distinct beauty compared to Khmer temples in the region. Having the opportunity to travel to Soc Trang, remember to visit the pagoda to admire and take thousands of photos.