Monivongsa Bopharam Khmer temple built in 1964, is located in the center of Ca Mau Southernmost city welcoming visitors.
The temple site with palm trees reach up to the sky. The main roof structures many layers of overlapping, creating soaring space. This is feature point of a Khmer temple in South of Vietnam.
Giant Buddha statue located horizontal in the front of the temple hall Monivongsa Bopharam particularly impressing. Posture of the Buddha is a unique design, right handt head on gentle, serene face, exuding leisurely.
Fresh red and yellow are the dominant colors in temple architecture. Two color symbolizes good luck and blessings. Two hot color areharmoniously combination of architecture that brings beauty to attract all glances.
Around the main temple is a sacred place worshiping tower containing skeleton
A budha statue built in the lotus pond of the temple
On the walls, on the ceiling and columns of the temple decorated with colors and unique frescoes. Especially frescoes on the life story of the Buddha life extracted from ancient epic by artisans in Ca Mau portrayed.
In addition to the main task is to perform religious activities, the temple is also cultural and educational center for the Khmer people living around the area. In this temple the Khmer language and scripture taught. The temple is a place to keep collective folk tales, traditions and cultures of the Khmer people.
The statue appeared in many sculptures. The temple is a sacred place but also very close. Upon entering the temple, visitors have to remove headwear and go in barefoot to pay homage.
The back door of the temple. Every year, in the ceremony of the Buddha’s bỉthday on 30/8 and 1/9( lunar calendal), Monivongsa Bopharam temple attract thousands of visitors to visit.