Khmer Temple, Can Tho, Vietnam

Posted by Aidan Hammond (Seoul, South Korea) on 21 March 2007 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

This part of the Mekong delta is in Vietnam, but still fairly close to the border with Cambodia. Historically, there has been a Khmer presence in this area, which can be seen in some temples around some of the larger cities.

I walked up the steps to the second floor of this temple. From the ground floor it looked fairly similar to others that I had seen. When I reached the second floor balcony I was greeted by the incongruous site of this old deck chair with it's nylon webbing slowly rotting away. As I looked around the second floor you could very much tell that it was left to the elements and received little up-keep - a contrast to the first floor which was painted in gold and covered in ornate decoration.


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