Buddhist pagodas in Cham Islands

The long history of Cham Islands dates back to the Cham people more than 1000 years ago. The powerful nature of the open east vietnam sea had a strong impact on the settlements and culture of the island. So a big storm destroyed the oldest buddhist temple and a new one was built further inland. Some parts of the old temple were saved and used in the new temple too. The old temple is still there, but another temple was added some years ago. New New Ngọc Tuyền pagoda is famous for its impressive Lady Buddha and wonderful sculptures. Its walls are so strong, that it also serves as a protection place for local residents in heavy storms. It is only 300m from the Museum and the market stalls.

The old temple in Bail Lang was moved inland next to the only ricefield
Peace and freedom: Buddhist temple in the nature of Cham Islands
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Lady buddha in the new temple in Bai Lang, near the old temple.