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Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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73 Mai Thi Luu, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is a great stop and was part of a tour that we took. Buddhism is a beautiful religion of peace, enlightenment, right action. In the midst of this chaos (which is HCM) it is wonderful to see a people who are unbothered by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rather small but it is an interesting landmark. Good activity if you’re just walking about looking for stuff to do.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here by chance, very interesting, beautiful inside and out, nice shop inside. worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Zuribob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice temple a bit run down from the outside but still worth a vist. The interior is very ornate and the people are very welcoming.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vickiphair
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed when i reach there as it does not look very attractive and inviting. The temple is small but full of statues and once you are in the small building, it will take sometime for you to really look and admire them....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rk-art
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A peaceful place in a busy town. Well worth a look. Westerners take some fruit for an offering and say a payer . Wont hurt. There's a large metal safe near the front if you do but some Dong in only a small amount like...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s quite a walk from District 1 if you’re walking. It’s not a very impressive site, but if your Budhish it probably has more significance.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 570nickm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was crowded as it was Vesak Day. It has 2 ponds where tortoises and catfishes are kept. The hall where the God statues were divided into different sections. Worshippers are not allows to wear cap/hat as they entered.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cynderellaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a local friend take me here and act as a bit of a tour guide, offering some history and insight into the temple while pointing out various carvings and such. This was beneficial, as the temple itself does not have any information posted...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Temple is worth seeing and is also called the Emerald Temple as many glazing's on the delicate figures is in green.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Lauren G | Reviewed this property |
I wore shorts and had no problems. Although it was a tad chilly at the end of December.
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