Khanh Tho pagoda in Thailand (Source: vietnamembassy-thailand.org)

Bangkok (VNA) - A ceremony was held August 21 to attach nameplates in Vietnamese to Pho Phuoc and Tu Te pagodas of Vietnamese people in Bangkok, Thailand.

The event saw the attendance of the head monk at Pho Phuoc Pagoda Thich Kinh Chieu, the Charge d’affaires of Vietnam’s Embassy in Thailand Pham Thanh Nam, and hundreds of Vietnamese expats in Thailand.

Pho Phuoc pagoda is the headquarter of Annamnikaya – the Vietnam Buddhist branch in Thailand, while Tu Te pagoda is associated with the time the late President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked in Thailand in the early 20 th century.

They are among the oldest Vietnamese pagodas in Thailand.

Previously, on an official visit to Thailand, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam and the Bangkok authorities attached a Vietnamese nameplate for Khanh Van (U Phai Rat Bamrung) pagoda, which was built by overseas Vietnamese in Thailand in the 18th century.

There are approximately 20 pagodas of Vietnamese origin in Thailand, the most in any country.

They have contributed to preserving the culture and traditional spiritual values of Vietnamese people residing in Thailand.-VNA