Located on Chánh Hưng Road, District 8, Hồ Chí Minh City, the walls of An Phú temple are decorated with 30 tons of ceramic pieces from outside to inside.
The temple also has two candles that are recognized as the biggest and heaviest in Việt Nam.
This is a Mahayana temple, built by Venerable Thích Thanh Đức in the reign of King Tự Đức.
The An Phú temple welcomes many visitors in both normal days and full moon days
The temple was built in ancient style
The dome system is a unique design
From 1961 to 2004, Venerable Thích Tự Bạch restored the temple and decorated the wall surfaces and columns by porcelain pieces
More than 30 tons of porcelain pieces were mounted on an area of 3,886 m2.
Workers chopped around 3,000 cups and some types of chipped plates, bowls, vases, etc. into pieces to stick into the wall.
According to Venerable Thích Hiền Đức, the poles are mounted with porcelain pieces in blue, red, white and yellow in order to convey a personal philosophy
Two giant candles in the sanctum
In 2007, the temple is also recognized as a record of Việt Nam – the biggest temple made of ceramic pieces