Pagoda opens on Con Dao Island

The People’s Committee of Con Dao District off Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province compeleted the restoration and opened the over 100-year-old Nui Mot pagoda on December 4.

Nui Mot Pagoda on Con Dao Island in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. (Photo: Sggp)

The restoration work costing nearly VND100 billion (US$4.5 million) was financed by Vincom Corporation’s Thien Tam Fund; the People’s Police Newspaper; the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and supported by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and ancient temple of Vinh Nghiem.

The restoration work will revive the glory of the ancient pagoda and add it to the list of must-see tourist destinations.

Earlier, representatives of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, executive committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Buddhist Sangha and Vinh Nghiem temple co-organized a requiem for heroic martyrs, and for national peace and prosperity on December 3.

By H.Nam – Translated by Kim Khanh

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