Hundreds of Buddhist devotees gathered at a rural spot in Spartanburg County on Saturday for the dedication ceremony of a new pilgrimage site.
Members of the Cambodian community completed construction last week on a three-story Buddhist shrine, called a stupa. It’s located beside the Wat Sao Sokh San Temple at 841 Shiloh Church Road outside the city limits of Wellford, South Carolina.
It’s the first Cambodian Buddhist stupa in the United States. The dedication ceremony designates the Spartanburg County site as holy.