Khai Doan Pagoda

Located at 89A Phan Boi Chau Street, Thong Nhat Ward, Buon Ma Thuot City, Khai Doan is a pagoda of the Viet people living in Dak Lak Province. This site was built between 1951 and 1953, in a large open area in Buon Ma Thuot. The pagoda�s architecture is in tam character style, with a three-entrance gate at the front. In the middle there is a central chamber, and at the back there is a house for worshipping ancestors. The three-entrance gate consists of two floors with three arched doors, 7m high and 10.5m wide. The sanctum of Quan Am was constructed separately from the pagoda�s main structure, and has six sides featuring cloud and dragon decorated pillars. The central chamber is comprised of two sections; the front is built in the long-house style of the Western Highlands, with the pillars and rafters of the Viet. The back of the chamber was constructed in a modern style.

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