An unique and sophisticated architecture of Pitu Khosa Rangsay Pagoda

Published:  01:46 Thursday - August 16, 2012 To Khmer people, Pitu Khosa Rangsay pagoda, one of the most beautiful temples in the delta due to its sophisticated architecture and the spiritual values that it brings, is not only a place to worship and to keep sculptural and fine arts works but also an integral part of their culture.

 

Pitu Khosa Rangsay Pagoda

The Pitu Khosa Rangsay Pagoda refl ects over Xang Thoi Lake on full-moon nights 

Located at 27/18 Mac Dinh Chi Road, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City, the Temple is named Chua Sau (After Pagoda) because at that time on the main Hoa Binh Boulevard there stood the Rangsay Muni Pagoda or Chua Truoc First (Pagoda). It covers 500m2 and includes many areas such as a sanctum, monk house, gate and bell tower, and has three floors, constructed from reinforced concrete masonry.

The four buildings which are decorated with delicate patterns display an Angkor dragon, fairy Keynor, sacred bird Krud, god Hanuman, goddess Teppanom which are majestic.

The pagoda gate is built meticulously with elegant carvings on the rooftop with a bas-relief of Buddha and large embossed pillars. To the pagoda, visitors will see many statues of snakes and dragons on the roofs, bird-human Garuda, fairy Kayno and Goddess Reahu on the sanctum or many images of elephants, birds, flowers, clouds as well as legends of Buddha on walls and pillars.

The whole architecture whilst keeping with the unique characteristics of Khmer culture has stylized modern harmony between Angkor and Khmer people in the delta.

 Pitu Khosa Rangsay pagoda

A small alley heading to the Pitu Khosa Rang Pagoda in Can Tho.

Source: Dtinews

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