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Giac Lam Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.
Which strongly depicts the architecture of the Southern temples. Coming to this place, tourists will have a chance to enjoy 113 beautiful Buddha statuses made of jackfruit wood and meticulously gold-plated columns.
Buddhist temple built in 1744, it is apparently one of the oldest temples in the city. You might be surprised to the swastika symbol on many of the Buddhist Monks headstones but it is a geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon from the cultures...More
Guys, I'm a very positive person and hate writing negative reviews.
But I can save one person, just one, from wasting their time to visit this sorry excuse for a Pagoda it will be worth it.
Just terrible. Poorly maintained. In an area that's hard...More
It was just another temple to me, but this time the monks were praying and chanting and it was quite lovely. The large bell was ringing and the small gong was being struck, and it appeared the monks were trying to worship as the tours...More
I went during Aug fulll moon, hence there are some may local visit
Quite dark inside and full of alters but you are allowed to take photographs. You can combine this with a trip to Chinatown market in D 5 with same direction
Large temple, in the same garden there are different buildings for a full service, I am impressed with ash cemetery in a multi storeys traditional temple. I wish to be welcomed by a monk, led by points to see and listen to him either alive...More
Built in 1744, this unique temple is the oldest in Ho Chi Minh City. A haven of tranquility where Taoism and Conficianism merge with Buddhism. The pagoda compound includes ornate tombs, a rare bodhi tree and an elegant statue of Quan Tge Am Bo Tat,...More
Visited this Pagoda on a conducted tour on a shore excursion of a Royal Caribbean cruise. This is a must visit place for all tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. Beautiful grounds, many gilded image of dieties.Very solemn place. Beautiful ancient buildings with exotic roofs...More
No, not really! :( The surround area is very messed up and unsafe for tourists! I mean it! Pick pockets are everywhere. And there is no shop that sells Buddhist related items. Sorry, friend! Ben Thanh market is the... More
No, not really! :( The surround area is very messed up and unsafe for tourists! I mean it! Pick pockets are everywhere. And there is no shop that sells Buddhist related items. Sorry, friend! Ben Thanh market is the only place to shop and you may find items made of Jades in the jewelry stores there, or incense and wooden Buddha in the incense shops area.