2019 - Vietnam-Avalon-Châu Đốc - 30 - Bà Chúa Xứ Núi Sam Temple
The assembly room at Bà Chúa Xứ Núi Sam Temple is spacious with several exquisite urns art art works and its religion is Thanism.
A tad garish, it also has this front and centre safe where one can deposit a donation and a couple of over the top chandeliers.
Thanism, Vietnamese folk religion or Vietnamese indigenous religion is the ethnic religion of the Vietnamese people, dominant in Vietnam, where it is practiced by 45.3% of the population. The Vietnamese folk religion has many similarities with southern Chinese folk religion.
Vietnamese folk religion is not an organized religious system, but a set of local worship traditions devoted to the thần, a term which can be translated as "spirits", "gods" or with the more exhaustive locution "generative powers"; these gods can be nature deities or national, community or kinship tutelary deities or ancestral gods and the ancestral gods of a specific family.
Ancestral gods are often deified heroic persons. Vietnamese mythology preserves narratives telling of the actions of many of the cosmic gods and cultural heroes.