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Address: Lac Long Quan Street, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Saigon’s oldest pagoda is distinctive for its elaborate tombs, rare trees...

Saigon’s oldest pagoda is distinctive for its elaborate tombs, rare trees and resident bat colonies.

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Coolest Pagoda in Sai Gon

This is the one to go to - very extensive, lots of history, and a great layout - you can wander around and enjoy soo much!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had read about this Pagoda...was fascinated to know it was the oldest Pagoda, built in 1744...and the story surrounding it...but going to see it was difficult, an uncomfortable experience...traffic is congested...you can miss it as there are no signs...locals have no idea and if you don't have someone speaking Vietnamese it is an impossible task. In the Pagoda itself, there... More 

Thank abhainnewyorkcity
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worth a visit. Incredibly quiet and calming for such a hectic city. breathe in the calm and be part of it.

Thank Richard E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is the one to go to - very extensive, lots of history, and a great layout - you can wander around and enjoy soo much!

Thank Thomas G
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

we got there by taxi since this is a remote place if you do not know the city; service was going on, and we were invited in and really nicely invited to participate in the ceremony; people were very kind and peaceful, concentrated and tolerant vis a vis us, who are not buddhist; this made it a very intense and... More 

Thank sonia o
Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

A TEMPLE (Giac-Lam-Pagoda) was constructed in the Spring ,1744, at GIA-DIN, then a small settlement, which grew as SAIGON, and now called HO-CHI-MINH city. It was constructed by Lu-Thuey-Long, during the reign of Nguen-Phuc-Khoat of NGUYEN Lords. The initial purpose was to celebrate new year by the locals, at this venue, and worship Lord Buddha, as the principal Deity. In1772,,... More 

Thank Sarasij M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Best reached by taxi, this pagoda has peaceful grounds and gardens. Prayers are held daily from 4am to 5am, 11am to noon, 4pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. There is a white statue of Quan The Am Bo Tat on a lotus blossom, a symbol of purity. The main sanctuary is filled with gilded figures. On the dais in... More 

Thank Mayur S
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

it houses a collection of more than 150 wooden buddha statue. at the back is a big statue of the buddha. a little far from the city, this is a very peaceful place.

Thank aliyah123
Can Tho, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is one of the oldest pagodas in HCMC. I went with my son and his partner. Prayers were in process so we had the opportunity to listen to the chanting and prayers which were beautiful. It is a large area with several buildings to explore as well as a lovely garden to sit quietly in and soak up the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

As far as pagodas go, I guess this is pretty standard and run of the mill. BUT, it is quiet, has amazing architecture, and is just fascinating! I happened to go when stuff was happening there, and it was truly fascinating to watch. Do visit!

Thank Mitch C
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

Not so important to do on your pagoda tour. Although it is an interesting pagoda, not the best thing I saw in HCM.

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