The Most Beautiful Temples In Ho Chi Minh City
Early spring is a good time for you and your family to make a pilgrimage through the temples in Saigon, where you can just watch the scenery and calmly pray for the good things and piece.
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the large and famous pagoda of Ho Chi Minh City. The temple has the tallest and most elaborate stone tower in Vietnam with 7 floors. The tower is 14 meters of height and was inaugurated in 2003.
The tower was built with stone art, elaborates patterns, and fully engraved sculptures… in the cultural style of Ly-Tran Dynasty. Besides, the road in front of the pagoda also marked the last battle of Nguyen Van Troi hero in 1964.
Address: 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Giac Lam Pagoda
Giac Lam Pagoda is one of the earliest temples built in Ho Chi Minh City, from 1774 and still exists today. The temple is with the general layout in Tam style, including 98 pillars, and there are 113 ancient statues inside with various materials.
The temple also contains a lot of valuable documents in history, culture, art architecture, sculpture and religion like lacquered boards, parallel sentences, altars and ancient worshipping objects… One special thing of this temple is nearly 7,500 plates installed along the two sides of the Tay road, the Buddhas,… The temple is also recognized as one with the most decorated plates by Guinness Vietnam Records.
Address: 118 Lac Long Quan, Ward 10, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda
Vietnam Quoc Tu is located on a quiet campus with shady trees shading all the year. The temple is one of the beautiful architecture and historical events. Built in 1964, the temple has a seven-floor tower. Each floor includes a different Buddha statue and a 3,712 m2 campus.
Outside is the Tam Quan Gate, next to the gate there are two statues of Sakyamuni with two different postures. There is also a statue of Bodhisattva standing on the lotus, the shrine of Buddha Sakyamuni… Each year, it attracts a large number of Buddhist monks and nuns and tourists, especially on New Year’s Day.
Address: 244 3/2 Street, ward 12, district 10, Ho Chi Minh city
Xa Loi Pagoda
Xa Loi Pagoda has the beautiful architecture, landscapes and the highest bell tower in Vietnam. The tower has 7 floors, is 32 meters of height, and was inaugurated in 1961. Especially, the tallest floor hangs a 2-ton bell. The temple was built to worship the relics of the Buddha.
Xa Loi Pagoda is the first pagoda of the city which was built in the new architecture. In addition, the temple is also well-known for the historical evidence of the Buddhist struggles against Ngo Dinh Diem and religious persecution.
Address: 89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.