A survey by the Ministry of Religions and Cults in 2018 says there are about 4,932 pagodas in Cambodia, including 563 ancient temples. There are also 68,654 monks who rely on donations and the collection of alms each day for their sustenance.
But one pagoda in Prey Veng Province is moving with the winds of change to grow its food. And it has drawn the interest of people across the Kingdom for being a green space with a great variety of trees and vegetables planted and taken care of by monks.
Located in Senareach Udom commune’s Snay Proem village in Preah Sdech district at about a two-hour drive on National Road 1 from Phnom Penh, Serei Sakor Daun Sdoeung pagoda was named one of the best Buddhist centers out of 500 pagodas in Prey Veng Province.