Share the latest Sam, Chau Doc mountain travel experience Ba Pagoda in Chau Doc, An Giang is currently a destination that attracts lots of tourist from all over the world to visit during the holidays and.
Located at the foot of Sam mountain in Nui Sam ward, Chau Doc city, An Giang province.
Ba Pagoda Chau Doc is one of the important historical, architectural and spiritual sites that need to be preserved and developed.
Whenever people mentioned of Sam mountain or Chau Doc, everyone thinks of Ba Chua Xu temple.
With the sacredness and fulfilment, the bridge is estimated to make Ba Pagoda attract millions of visitors every year to visit.
Not only is the cultural and religious centre of An Giang people in particular and the Western people in general, but it is also an attractive spiritual tourist destination during holidays.
According to information, 200 years ago, locals in Chau Doc discovered her statue at the top of Sam mountain and wanted to bring it down.
However, dozens of robust young men tried to carry her statue but could not.
Then through her mouth, “Ms Dong” told me that only 9 girls should be carried up and down.
But to the foot of the mountain, the statue of Mrs is unexpectedly heavy.
People thought that she chose this place to settle.
Ba Chua Xu Pagoda of Sam Mountain is not only famous for its sacred but also known for its unique and beautiful architecture.
In the past, Ba Temple was built simply with bamboo leaves, lying northwest, back to the cliff, and the main hall overlooking the village road and fields.
In 1870, the temple was rebuilt with bricks and tiles.
In 4 years from 1972 to 1976, the temple of Mrs Ba was reconstructed by the architects Huynh Kim Mang and Nguyen Ba Lang to create the current appearance.
The temple has a “national” architecture, shaped like a blooming lotus tower.
The three-tier tertiary roof is covered with coloured tiled tubes Inside the temple, it is designed and decorated with Indian art.
The temple doors are carved and sculpted by artisans.
In particular, many opposing and magnificent in this place are also inlaid with brilliant gold.
The statue of Lady Ba is placed in the middle of the main hall, surrounded by an altar of the Council in the front, Tien Hien and Hau Hien are placed on both sides.
The altar He placed on the left, there is a very large stone Linga, about 1.
2m high, and the altar She is on the right to worship a small wooden goddess.
According to folklore, in the years 1820 – 1825, the Siamese army invaded our country and chased the people to the top of Sam mountain to meet the statue of Ba.
They tried to lift the statue but could not lift it, one of them angered her broken hand and he was immediately punished.
From then on, people called Lady Chua Xu and built a temple to let God bless the rain and wind, good harvests, prevent invasion and escape from disease.
According to French archaeologist Malleret, who studied in 1941, the statue of Lady Chua Xu Nui Sam belongs to Vishnu (male god).
The figure of people who think, noble, sonic quality, high artistic value.
The statue was carved at the end of the 6th century and it is likely one of the ancient artifacts left over from the ancient Oc Eo culture.
In 2009, the Ba statue recorded in the An Giang Record Book is the oldest sandstone statue in Vietnam and has the most worshipping clothes.
Currently, Ba Chau Doc An Giang pagoda is “a highlight” of attractive spiritual tourism in the Mekong Delta.
Time to go on a pilgrimage to Ba Chua Xu Chau Doc Temple Due to the increasing demand for the pilgrimage to Chau Doc, especially in January to March of the lunar calendar.
Because of that, you should choose a reasonable time to go to Chau Doc to avoid crowded, pushing, traffic jams, pickpockets.
Our advice for you is the appropriate time for the pilgrimage to Ba Pagoda is on the first days of the week and midweek.
Because at this time, the car ticket price is also “softer” than usual and less crowded than holidays.
The way to Ba Chau Doc An Giang pagoda Starting from Ho Chi Minh City: Follow Phan Van Hon to Korean Highway / National Highway 1A at Tan Thoi Nhat.
Then follow the highway Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong / highway 01 and route 62 to DT 819 in Tan Lap.
Continue Traveling along DT 819 to 3/2 street in town Tan Hung.
Then Travel along Provincial Highway 831, DT831, DT842 and DT841 to Thuong Phuoc 2.
Continue going to Pha Tan Chau / Tan Chau – Hong Ngu.
Come here, you buy ferry tickets of Pha Tan Chau / Tan Chau – Hong Ngu.
Go to the other side of the river, continue straight to go to Tan Chau / Tan Chau – Hong Ngu ferry.
Go to My Nguyet Hair Salon then turn right to Tran Hung Dao / DT954.
Then go straight to DT953 to Pha Chau Giang at Phu Hiep.
You continue through the second ferry, finally driving to Chau Thi Te / Tan Lo Kieu Luong at Sam Mountain.
Starting from An Giang city: Run to Vinh Thanh Trung and follow DT945 – route 91 to Kinh 4 in Chau Phu B, Chau Doc City.
Then drive to Chau Thi Te / Tan Lo Kieu Luong at Sam Mountain.
What to do at Chau Doc pagoda? When going to the temple, people are often very interested in preparing gifts for superiors.
Going to Mrs Chau Doc temple to worship is also interested by many people.
According to spiritual experts, the offering for Ba Chua Xu depends on the heart and the conditions of each person, the most important is sincerity.
Around the pagoda, there are many sellers of roast pigs, but the price is very high, not to mention the pigs may not be fresh, even many have been brought back to sell.
Therefore, should not buy roasted pork outside the temple gate to offer.
You only need to prepare the following monuments: 1 vase or 1 bouquet of fresh flowers: chrysanthemum, rose, gladiolus 1 plate of fresh fruit: the season is not so important 1 plate of confectionery (may not be needed) 1 savoury dish (may not be needed): 1 sliced sausage, 1 boiled chicken or 1 piece of boiled pork, 1 bowl of sticky rice or Banh Chung, 1 bowl of tea or congee.
Other gifts: betel nut, 2 candles, glutinous rice wine, tea, rice, salt .
Some note when going to Mrs Chau Doc temple When going to Mrs Chau Doc's temple, especially at the beginning of the year is often very crowded.
Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the following: Avoid losing money.
When going to the pagoda, Mrs Chau Doc is often very bustling, so there are some bad persons, who are very picky, pretend to be begging, and robbing.
Therefore, you always have to hold your wallet tightly, if you wear a backpack, you should wear it in front of your chest to avoid losing things and losing money.
When buying anything you need to ask for a price and bargain first, otherwise, you can be hacked at a very high price.
Especially the closer to the Chau Doc pagoda, the price skyrocketed, from food and drink to possesty incense.
Do not receive heavenly fortune Loc heaven is lucky when someone gives you a small bag containing worshipping money or a special folded note or anything that should be returned.
If you receive the gift of heaven, that person will follow you for a payment of your payment.
Although they say arbitrary payment ceremony if you give too little they will be scolded vulgar words.
Therefore, if you want to receive Ba Chua Xu's fortune, go inside her temple, where there is room for you to make offerings and receive gifts.
Do not use release services Around Chau Doc pagoda, there is a service of releasing birds, the birds here are often locked up, difficult to fly far and often captured again after release.
Secondly, when asking about the price, it is usually very cheap, but after you agree to release them, they open the cage and drive very quickly, causing the birds to fly out of chaos, then they calculate the number of birds up to hundreds of birds and make you pay.
Therefore, you can lose a large amount of money not worth losing.
To serve the needs of pilgrims, there are many services around the temple such as selling offerings, renting roasted pigs, releasing free-birds, watching hexagrams at the beginning of the year.
In order not to be “broke” when coming to Ba Chua Xu temple, you should note the following.
Ask the price carefully before buying There are stops along the way, you can buy flowers, the fruit here, or buy at points near the ferry.
The price of these places will be cheaper than in the temple.
If you do not buy on the way, you should go to the big shops around the temple and ask the price carefully before buying.
Incense should not be bought from retailers who follow the offer as it is more expensive.
After buying, you still have to “endure” the people who follow to buy lottery tickets, ask for money, send money .
Hold your wallet tightly January, Ba Chua Xu temple was always crowded with pilgrims.
When entering the main hall of the temple, you have to be very careful with your wallet.
When going to the temple, do not bring much cash, if the cash in the bag, you must fasten and turn the bag to the front to avoid being stolen.
Here are some famous places to visit in Sam Mountain: Hang Temple Located on the slopes of Sam Mountain, built around 1840 – 1845, Hang Pagoda (also known as Phuoc Dien Tu) is an ancient temple that is both a famous scenic spot of An Giang province and also a national historical sites.
Located in a solemn place of serenity, the ancient stately Hang Pagoda with many legends and legends is passed down from generation to generation, which is an attractive destination for those who want to find the old and quiet features.
Tra Su cajuput forest Referring to the water river is the mention of Melaleuca forest, and it will be extremely flawed if you miss Tra Su Melaleuca forest, a great eco-tourism site with many rare animals.
What is more wonderful than not need to think at all, just drop in a wooden boat drifting with the water, immersed in the shade of cajuput.
On the top is the leaves, under the boat is the tiny carpet floating in the water, nature feels like hugging people to your lap, gently patting with the birds chirping high above, the sound that stands out in the quietness that peace that we can hardly find in chaotic urban areas.
Chau Doc floating village Chau Doc floating village is probably the most typical symbol of the charming Western Vietnam culture.
Every early dawn, the whole village is dyed yellow in the early morning sky.
Floating life on water does not make people apart but rather brings people closer together with canoes and boats.
People in the West are honest and honest, sometimes the whole family of two or three generations are attached to a boat.
Life is not enough but they live slowly with simple happiness.
Cham Village in Chau Giang Cham Chau Giang village is a famous village of Cham community in An Giang province, not only attracted by the ethnicity but also by the cultural beauty of this heavenly and heavenly place.
For those who want to learn about Cham culture and people, this must be a destination not to be missed.
Cham Chau Giang village highlights the wooden stilt houses with unique and strange architecture.
The stilt houses here are often small, the architecture is quite special and made from precious woods with very high durability.
In front of the house, there is a wooden ladder, the door is lower than the head implies, visitors must bow to the house and the host.
In Cham Chau Giang this village currently has about ten years old stilt houses, very precious.
It is a beauty that has been preserved for a long time that still exists and is protected today.
Not only serving tourism, but also a part of history, the source to help people understand more about the Cham culture and people.
The majority of the people of the village are Muslim so the cathedral is also a destination of Cham.
After going to Pha Chau Giang, we will visit the Mubarak cathedral with a hundred-year-old history , a high-value, outstanding place for this cultural and religious culture.
The cathedral has a unique architecture, a round tower, and the main gate in an arc.
The roof of the cathedral has a large two-story oval tower, the base of the tower is shaped like a crescent moon and a star, symbolizing Islam.
Cam mountain Cam Mountain, also known as Thien Cam Son, is located in An Hao Commune, Tinh Bien district, with a height of about 710m above sea level, has a majestic mountain position and is a very unique mountain region.
With a cool climate all year round, a whole mountain region is always covered with green forest mixed with countless flowers and blooming flowers.
You can choose to spend the night to enjoy the whole night with the clouds, with the quietness like the sky on the top of the mountain.
Besides, this mountain also owns religious structures of the largest Maitreya Buddha statue in Asia, nearly 34m high, or Van Linh Pagoda, Big Buddha Pagoda .
Vinh Te Canal In the Chau Doc tours in particular and the journey to explore the West in general, the Vinh Te Chau Doc Canal is a long story full of attractions from visitors since its inception, to the remaining values.
To this day this canal brings to life the people of the river.
Vinh Te Canal is located in the territory of both An Giang and Kien Giang provinces, dug parallel to the Vietnam – Cambodia border with the starting point from the west bank of Chau Doc River.
The canal was ordered by Emperor Gia Long from 1819 and completed in 1824, with the direct commander of the project being the famous general Nguyen Van Thoai or Thoai Ngoc Hau.
The canal has a total length of 80km, 30m wide and an average depth of about 3m.
With its scale, Vinh Te Canal has made a great contribution to the development of irrigation and transport systems as well as agriculture, and commerce and border areas of the Western region.
To this day, Vinh Te Chau Doc Canal still has its values and contributed significantly to the waterway transport and economic development of people in the modern river.
Tay An Temple Tay An Pagoda, also known as the ancient Tay An Temple, is a symbol of the architectural exchange between Vietnam and India, located at the junction at the foot of Sam Mountain (now belonging to Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City), with a spacious campus of 15, 000 m2.
Taking the green colour of Sam mountain as the background, the most impressive point of the pagoda is the main face with three ancient roof-top roofs, which are onion-shaped and showy but harmonious colours.
The temple is built in the style of “tam”, with architecture combining Indian art style and ancient Vietnamese ethnic architecture, built with durable materials such as bricks and tiles, cement.
Chau Doc floating market Come back to the West to listen to the old song, visit Chau Doc floating market with the unique ancient beauty of An Giang river.
The small boats, large and small, all kinds of people as well as visitors crept to purchase.
For the locals, they rarely use the phrase “Chau Doc floating market” but only get used to the two words “ra ghe”.
Those are just two short words for exchanging and trading in Chau Doc floating market.
A special feature when coming to this market is that the boat owners do not offer to sell in the language, but by “twisting goods”, plugging into the river and hanging it up, sell banana –> hang bananas, sell watermelon, hang watermelon.
The rich local produce, the most typical of which is garden fruit.
Remember to get up early to attend the most crowded market around 6 – 7 am.
What to eat in Chau Doc? Chau Doc snakehead fish vermicelli Anyone who has come to the West and once visited An Giang would have been unforgettable if they had tried the taste of fish vermicelli bowl.
It is not difficult to prepare, but from the ingredients only in the West, the noodle bowl has a unique taste of Chau Doc.
The sweet taste of fresh snakehead fish, the smell of aromatic wormwood noodles and the tangle of cotton in the flooding season have made the bowl of Western fish noodles captivating people.
Jaggery beef pie Jaggery beefcake is a favourite food of the West and is also a famous An Giang speciality.
The delicious, sweet taste of jaggery makes even one tasting person nodding to praise.
Although the cake is a rustic dish, it is considered a speciality of Chau Doc land, made from close and homely ingredients locally, by the hands of the “workers” who are farmers.
honest people in the Bay Nui region make up.
Chau Doc fish sauce When returning to Chau Doc, you should visit the famous market with fish sauce, dried fish, cakes, fruits .
typical of the West.
The most famous speciality of Chau Doc market is fish sauce.
The market has a section dedicated to the sale of various types of fish sauce, from fish sauce, picket sauce, cauliflower sauce, to Thai sauce, checkered sauce.
The fish sauce emits a characteristic odor, placed on clean, high shelves, with clear prices.
Sau Dau salad The melancholy tree is also known as the salad of a salad, a wild-growing tree, most in Chau Doc and Bay Nui – An Giang.
Where the melancholy leaves are small, long and thin.
At a young age, the bud has a purple heart.
Where durian salad is not known as the most special speciality when it comes to the durian tree, from shrimp salad, meat salad, fish salad to dry salad, everything is perfect.
Snakehead fish dry after baking, tearing into small pieces and mixing with buds, which dotted with dense tamarind sauce, spicy, sour but just eaten, not salty, to increase the rich flavour.
The tender and bitter taste of the melancholy and the salty, sweet and chewy taste of fish mingled together to make the taste sublimated thanks to the characteristic odour, strange mouth, completely unlike any kind of salad.
Tung Lo Mo Tung Lo Mo, from the name that has caused many curiosities for tourists from all over the world, is a typical dish with traditional characteristics of the Cham people of An Giang, also known as beef sausage.
Cham people follow Islam and abstain from pork, so Tung Lo Mo is made only using raw materials from cows.
Coming to the area of Cham people living in Chau Doc, you will see in front of the yard exposed to long coils on the pole or bamboo stalls of dark red bamboo.
That is the famous dish of the Cham spring.
Tossing the rolling mill has two types, sour and non-sour.
The sour type adds rice to create a slightly sour taste so it has a strange smell and taste.
The non-sour type is for travellers who are not familiar with the taste.
Take the Tung Lo Mo to the grill, when just cooked, bring it down to cut and then pick a hot piece dipped with soy sauce, we will feel enough strange aftertaste in the mouth.
From the aroma of grilled beef, the fat of beef fat, the mild sourness of sausage to the sweet, salty, spicy taste of soy sauce mixed with the aroma of cinnamon, the tear of peppercorns.
All makeup unique and interesting flavours.
Ni Rice – Ca Pua Ni Rice – Ca Pua is also a famous traditional dish of Cham Chau Giang village.
These two dishes are a harmonious, complementary combination, relatively sophisticated, unique and quite strange way of cooking for both Vietnamese and international travellers.
Ni rice cooked with rice and milk, also add raisins depending on the individual preferences of each person.
As for Ca Pua, the beef is used for processing and processing in a very spice-marinated way, using many ingredients such as wine, ginger, coconut milk, curry, onions, creating a unique feature for the dish.
When traveling, everyone wants to bring back a little gift bearing the imprint, identity of the place where they come.
What you should buy as a gift Going back from Chau Doc without bringing a little dried fish sauce or some tossing wire is a flaw.
If you want to buy speciality as a gift, you can visit Chau Doc market, about 5 km from Ba Chua Xu temple.
The most popular market is dried fish sauce (accounting for nearly half of the market area), with many types.
The famous fish sauce brands here are Ms Giao Khoe, Tu Au, Ut Canh .
In the journey to the West, there is Chau Doc, visitors never forget to bring Chau Doc jaggery as a gift, as a special gift of the precious region that everyone cherishes.
Jaggery is very cool to eat, if you buy it, you can ask the seller to supplement, put in the box.
Besides fresh fruits, there are also sugar, jaggery jams, jaggery jaggies… Stalls selling hemp rattan and tamarind fruit Travelling to Chau Doc, visitors are easily “fascinated” by the ripe, sweet and fragrant Thai tamarind fruit sold everywhere.
Occasionally, visitors will also see stalls selling hemp rattan (also known as Thai rattan, sagging cloud), a kind of rare fruit and only popular in An Giang.
Along the roads to Chau Doc, there are many stalls selling rattan fruits.
In January, when visiting Chau Doc market, you also come across melancholy leaves, which is also a speciality of An Giang region.
These leaves have a bitter taste, a little difficult to eat but if mixed with a salad with dried choke fish, green mango is especially delicious.
so this is the travel guide to Chau Doc Wish you have a fun and meaningful visit to Ba pagoda.
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