New images: Cholon Temples, Ho Chi Minh City
The temples and pagodas of Ho Chi Minh city provide an oasis of calm and tradition in a sprawling metropolis with mostly nondescript architecture. In general, they are be quite dispersed, and best explored by motorbike-taxi. The exception is in Cholon, the Chinese district of the city. There, more than a dozen temples can found in a compact area which can easily be explored on foot. Those Chinese-style temples, with their rich decoration (dominated by the auspicious color red) and incense coils are some of my favorites in the city.
More images of Cholon Temples
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