Approximately 95% of the Khmer Krom are Buddhists. They practice Hinayana Buddhism, (Theravada or Southern School) whereas most Vietnamese practice Mahayana Buddhism (Northern School) or Christianity. The Chams are Muslims, and the Chinese are mostly Buddhists, and some Christians. There are more than 500 Buddhist temples and more than 10,000 monks through out Kampuchea Krom. Some temples were erected many centuries ago are still standing today, but many others were destroyed during the wars.