Vietnam Buddhist Center

Independence Trail Region
10002 Synott Rd. Sugarland, TX 77478 (281) 575-0910

The Vietnam Buddhist Center in Sugarland features a traditional prayer hall and lush gardens. Its focal point is an enormous 72-foot-tall statue of Quan Am, a revered bodhisattva (one who seeks awakening) known in Vietnam as the Goddess of Compassion. It is among the tallest sculptures in the country.

The statue is surrounded by a gorgeous garden with welcoming pathways and gigantic fan-shaped water lotus leaves among colorful flowers. The prayer hall evokes a Vietnamese village with its pagoda-style roof and intricate wood detailing.

The excerpt above is from an article entitled "Discover Asia in Houston" from The Medallion, the Texas Historical Commission's official quarterly magazine.

Vietnam Buddhist Center

10002 Synott Rd. Sugarland, TX 77478