Khleang Pagoda

Location:  53 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ward 6, Soc Trang City, Soc Trang Province.
Characteristics: Khleang Pagoda is one of the most ancient pagodas in Soc Trang, features an architectural style similar to the pagodas of Cambodia.

Built in 1533, it was originally made of wood with a roof thatched with palm leaves. The pagoda was later reconstructed with brick, and the roof was covered with tiles.
 

◊ Khmer Architectural Features

The pagoda lies on area of 3,800m² with a lot of sugar palm trees, consists of main gate, sanctum and a range of wooden stilt-houses, used as places for holding traditional ceremonies and for housing the pagoda's monks.

 

The sanctum is built in 2m-high foundation with an area of nearly 200m². The roof of the sanctum has three-layer architectural style with stylized dragon in Khmer culture at the edges. The sanctum is propped up by 60 pillars. The wood doors of the sanctum are carved patterns in the scene of fighting between good (Fairy) and evil (Yeak).


The sanctum worships 6.8m-high Shakyamuni Buddha statue sitting on a lotus throne. On the wall are the paintings describing Shakyamuni Buddha from his birth until Nirvana.

 


 

Additionally, there are stupas containing ashes of the dead, a guesthouse, and the Pothi School for teaching the Khmer language.
 

◊ Cultural Significance

The Khleang Pagoda also houses writings from ancient books, which tell about the origins of Soc Trang and the pagoda.

 

The pagoda is also place to hold traditional ceremonies and festivals of Khmer people in Soc Trang Province such as Chol Chnam Thmay Festival, Dolta Festival, Ooc Om Boc Festival…
 

In 1990, Khleang Pagoda was recognized as a National Art Architecture Monument.

NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
Thanh Nhan Hotel

Add: 479 Highway No.1, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3619 619

Bao Ngoc Hotel

Add: 1 Highway No.1, Kim Xang St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3616222

Hong Cuc Hotel

Add: 84B Group 3, Hightway 1, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3621 803

Ngoc Lan Hotel

Add: 182 Le Hong Phong St., Soc Trang city

Tel: (84-299) 3622 696

Net Viet Hotel

Add: 172 Truong Cong Dinh St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3624 510/ 3614 510

Tien Dinh Hotel

Add: 256, D15 Residence zone Hung Thinh, Ward 7, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3623 016

Khanh Hung Hotel

Add: 17 Tran Hung Dao St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 026/ 3821 027

Phu Qui Hotel

Add: 19-21 Phan Chu Trinh St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3611 911/ 3611 811

Que Huong Hotel

Add: 128 Nguyen Trung Truc St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3616 615/ 3616 617

Phong Lan 1 Hotel

Add: 136 Dong Khoi St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 619/ 3824 229

Phong Lan 2 Hotel

Add: 133 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 757

Cong Doan Guest House

Add: 04 Tran Van Sac St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3826 984

WHERE TO EAT
Hung I Restaurant

Add: 28/48 Hung Vuong St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3824 376

Khanh Hung Restaurant

Add: 17 Tran Hung Dao St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 027

Phong Lan 1 Restaurant

Add: 124 Dong Khoi St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 619

Phong Lan 2 Restaurant

Add: 133 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 757

Thien Truc Restaurant

Add: 2 Hung Vuong St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3610 831

Thanh Thao Restaurant

Add: 204 Phu Loi St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3611 119

Hang Ky Restaurant

Add: 67 Yet Kieu St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3820 034