Temple of Lady Chua Xu

Location: At the foot of Sam Mountain, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City, An Giang Province.
Characteristics: This is one of the most famous temples in Mekong River Delta, attracting millions visitor arrivals every year.

The temple was established in 1820 at the foot of Sam Mountain. There are two legends about its construction.

 

The Legends About The Temple

The first legend is that the temple of Lady Chua Xu was built because the people here believed Lady Chua Xu to be sacred.

 

The second legend relates that Madam Chau Thi Te, wife of Thoai Ngoc Hau, the builder of the Vinh Te Canal, swore to erect a temple when the canal, whose construction claimed many lives, was completed. She died before carrying out her oath. Thoai Ngoc Hau implemented her plans by building the temple of Lady Chua Xu.

 

Architecture

At first the temple was made of bamboo. In 1962, it was roofed with double tiles. Then in 1972, it was rebuilt (except the 10m-long stone wall at the back, which was the old platform of the tower). The monument was completed in 1976.

 

 

 

The temple is constructed according to the Han character 国 (Quoc), with blue tiled three-floor roof. The decorations of the temple are imbued Indian art. The frames and doors are exquisitely sculpted. Horizontal lacquered boards are splendidly red lacquered and trimmed with gold. Worshipped inside the temple is the statue of Lady Chua Xu which was artistically carved of grey stone in the 6th century, based on the motif of the Deity Vishnu statue often seen in Laos, Cambodia, and India.

 

In addition, the temple also has the display house of the large number of cloth and precious objects donated to Lady Chua Xu.

 

 

ALBUM
WHERE TO STAY
Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

Add: 1 Le Loi St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3865 010

Ha Long An Giang Hotel

Add: No 1 Road, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3571 661

Victoria Nui Sam Hotel

Add: Vinh Dong 1 Zone, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3575 888

An Thanh Hung Hotel

Add: 162 Mai Van Tao St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3862 999

Chau Pho Hotel 

Add:  88 Truong Nu Vuong St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3564 139

Lam Hung Ky Hotel

Add: 138 Trung Nu Vuong St.,Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3561 564/ 3561 981

Ben Da Nui Sam Hotel

Add: Tan Lo Kieu Luong St., Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3861 745/ 3861 705

Ngoc Phu Hotel

Add: 25 Dong Da St., Chau Doc

Tel: (84-296) 3868 484

Hue Binh Hotel

Add: Tan Lo Kieu Luong St., Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc

Tel: (84-296) 3568 468

Nui Sam Guest House - Restaurant

Add: 1 Tan Lo Kieu Luong St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3861 999

Satisfy Hotel

Add: 1, 30/4 St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 6260 260/ 6261 261

Trung Nguyen Hotel

Add: 86 Bach Dang St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3866 158

Song Sao Hotel

Add: 71 Nguyen Huu Canh St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3561 777

Thuan Loi Hotel

Add: 275 Tran Hung Dao St., Chau Doc

Tel: (84-296) 3866 134

Tai Ngan Hotel

Add: 73 Nguyen Huu Canh St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3866 435

Hotel-Restaurant Hai Chau

Add: 63 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 6260 066

Thanh Ha Hotel

Add: Trung Nu Vuong St., Ward B, Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3560 956

WHERE TO EAT
Hong Phat Restaurant

Add: 77 Chi Lang St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3866 950

Quan Bay Bong

Add: 20 Suong Nguyet Anh St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3867 271

Chau Doc Tourist Pier Restaurant

Add: 3 Le Loi St., Chau Doc City

Tel: (84-296) 3550 949