Việt Nam’s biggest temple made of ceramic pieces

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. 

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

The An Phú temple welcomes many visitors in both normal days and full moon days

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

The temple was built in ancient style

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

The dome system is a unique design

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

From 1961 to 2004, Venerable Thích Tự Bạch restored the temple and decorated the wall surfaces and columns by porcelain pieces

an phu temple, record, ceramic 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.

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

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

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

The sanctum

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

Two giant candles in the sanctum

an phu temple, record, ceramic pieces

In 2007, the temple is also recognized as a record of Việt Nam – the biggest temple made of ceramic pieces

Source: VNE

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