20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Peaceful Sunset

Peaceful sunset scene at Som Rong pagoda, ward 5, Soc Trang province, Vietnam, where there is a giant reclining Buddha statue 63 m long, 22.5 m high, weighing 490 tons. Currently, this is one of the largest reclining Buddha statues in Vietnam. Like other Khmer pagoda, Som Rong is closely associated with the cultural, daily and spiritual life of the local community. Every day, many tourists come here to visit and take pictures, a well-known spiritual tourism spot in Vietnam in general, Soc Trang province in particular.

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Date Taken: 01.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Soc Trang, Vietnam
Copyright: © Huynh Phuong