Trang Pagoda, located in a large garden in My Phong commune, was built
by Mr. And Mrs. Bui Cong Dat in the early 19th century. From 1849, the
pagoda was managed by Buddhist Priest Hue Dang from Giac Lam Pagoda in
Ho Chi Minh City. He led people to refine the pagoda and named it Vinh
Trang Pagoda. The structure was built in a mixture of Chinese,
Vietnamese and Angkor architectural styles. The pagoda consists of 5
buildings, 2 ornamental yards and 178 pillars.
Dong Tam snake farm is the center of snake breeding for taking venom for
exportation, as well as medicinal plant cultivation and the study and
treatment of snake-bites, for people in the Cuu Long River Delta. The
farm is 9 km from My Tho. There is a snake-breeding zone with dozens of
species to feed or even to play with. There are also crocodiles and
other species of birds and animals on hand.