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7 Temples You Must Visit in An Giang, Vietnam

August 15, 2022
5 Min Read
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A temple in An Giang surrounded by rice-fields.

7 Temples You Must Visit in An Giang, Vietnam

An Giang is home to some of Vietnam's most impressive temples. Here are the seven best Buddhist temples to visit in the province of An Giang.

August 15, 2022
5 Min Read
VietnamTemples
A temple in An Giang surrounded by rice-fields.
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7 Temples You Must Visit in An Giang, Vietnam
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An Giang: The land of endless rice fields and beautiful temples. 

If you're looking for reasons to visit Vietnam's An Giang province, let these magnificent temples inspire you. With its proximity to Cambodia, An Giang is infused with Khmer culture, resulting in an abundance of stunning pagodas to explore.

From hill top pagodas to monasteries, here are the top 7 Buddhist temples you should visit in the An Giang province of Vietnam. We’ve included the exact location of each to help you find them better. 

Let’s begin!

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1. Ba The Temple

Ba The is a beautiful pagoda complex located on the outskirts of Ba The mountain in the An Giang Province. It has a large Buddha statue that stands out in the middle of the mountain's old trees.  

 Ba The Temple surrounded by trees.

Aside from the large statue, there are four other temples in the area you can visit. You can come here to learn about temple activities, and when there isn't a festival, it's quiet with many young monks studying.

The Details 

Location: Phan Thanh Gian, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: 10,000 VND

 Ba The Temple.

2. Ta Pa Temple

Ta Pa Temple's architecture is breathtaking. From afar, the temple appears to float in the air, perched on a rugged mountainside. Ta Pa Temple is built 45 meters above the ground on a hill covered in trees, so you'll have to climb a stairwell to get to the top. This gives the area a wonderful sense of openness and freshness.

This is also the best place to see Tri Ton from above in An Giang. You can see the entire town as well as the large fields that surround it. This pagoda offers a breathtaking view of the rice fields, and photographers come here to capture the moment during the rice-planting season in September.

Birds eye view of Ta Pa Temple

Tip: There’s a woman with a tarp selling snacks and drinks at the bottom of the temple. You can pre-order your food before going up the stairs to the temple, so you can have some refreshments after. You can also park your bike there for free.

The Details 

Location: Nui To, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: Free

A winding road through green rice fields in An Giang, Vietnam.

3. Truc Lam Zen Monastery

The Truc Lam Zen monastery covers about 15 hectares and is the biggest in the region. It is one of the five largest monasteries in the South of Vietnam. You will find meditation halls, bell towers, and ancestral homes that are a mix of modern and old styles. There is also a man-made lake with koi fish, carp, and catfish. You can buy a bag of fish food for 10,000 VND (0.40 USD). There is also a suspended iron bridge that leads to the hilltop bell tower. 

Temples next to a lake at Truc Lam Zen Monastery

Tip: For a more peaceful experience, go early in the morning before the tourists arrive around 9 a.m. You can park in front of the temple for 5,000 VND (0.20 USD). But, we also noticed a few local tourists parking their motorbikes for free inside the temple under the trees.

The Details 

Location: Nui Sap, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: 5,000 VND

A young girl feeds koi fish with her mom at Truc Lam Zen Monastery

4. Ba Chua Xu Temple

Ba Chua Xu Temple, also known as Huynh Long Tam Tu, is another excellent temple to visit in Nui Sap. Located close to the Zen Monastery, you will find this temple perched on a very large rock, called Nui Ba. Though much smaller than the monastery, Ba Chu Xu temple has beautiful architecture and a great view from the top.

The Details 

Location: Nui Sap, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: Free

Ba Chua Xu Temple positioned on a rock.

5. Phuoc Dien Temple

The Phuoc Dien Temple is probably the most beautiful and impressive temple we’ve visited in Vietnam. This one-hundred-year-old temple, also known as Hang Pagoda, is situated on the slopes of Sam Mountain and offers both an expansive view and a solemn atmosphere. The temple has many areas divided into several floors, including caves that are accessible through steps. Visit the temple slowly to fully appreciate it and soak in its tranquility.

A monk stands on a balcony at Phuoc Dien Temple, An Giang

Tip: Visit Phuoc Dien Temple early in the morning to avoid the midday heat.

The Details 

Location: Sam Mountain, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: 10,000 VND 

Phuoc Dien Temple with rice fields in the distance.

6. Tual Prasat Temple

Tual Prasat Temple, also known as Kon Kas Temple, is situated in the middle of Tri Ton's expansive rice fields. What’s special about this temple is its ancient gate which sits about 500 meters away. The gate is not only beautifully carved, but the winding road leading to the temple is located in the middle of rice fields, making this temple well worth the drive.

The Details 

Location: An Hoa, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: Free

A man rides his bike in front of the gate of Tual Prasat Temple

7. Phuoc Lam Temple

We did not have the opportunity to visit this temple during our trip to An Giang, but we believe it should be included on this list. Among the many temples in An Giang, Phuoc Lam temple has a distinctive architecture. The dominant red color, stacked railings, and curved green tiled roofs give the design a Japanese feel. It is also known as the Lau Pagoda because it was built with many floors.

The Details 

Location: Tinh Bien, An Giang

Entrance Fee: Free

Parking Fee: 5,000 VND

A buddha statue at a temple in Vietnam.

And there you have it!

The best temples you shouldn’t miss in An Giang, Vietnam. We hope this list has inspired you to visit An Giang Province and to discover the beautiful pagodas.  

Let us know if we missed anything by leaving us a comment below.

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