|Pilgrims to the Mekong Delta Province of Bạc Liêu are recommended to make a stop at a Buddhist pagoda with an 11-metre-tall Bodhisattva statue.— Photo zing.vn|
MEKONG DELTA — Pilgrims to the Mekong Delta Province of Bạc Liêu are recommended to make a stop at a Buddhist pagoda with an 11-metre-tall Bodhisattva statue.
Situated eight kilometers from Bạc Liêu City, Quan Âm Phật Đài Pagoda in Nhà Mát Ward has been one of the most frequented pilgrim destinations in the Mekong Delta for nearly half a century.
The statue, which looks out to sea, is referred to by local residents as Nam Hải’s Mother.
Built in 1975, the pagoda is home to the Mekong Delta’s largest spiritual festival that takes place every year from the 22nd to 24th of the third lunar month to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Goddess. — VNS