Buu Long Temple

Buu Long Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

Buu Long Temple
4.5
Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues • Scenic Walking Areas • Fountains
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The Travel Curry
New Delhi, India151 contributions
An offbeat surprise in Ho Chi Minh
Feb 2020
It was totally unexpected to find such a peaceful place in the crowded Ho Chi Minh city. Away from the hustle-bustle of the concrete city, Buu Long Temple is located on an isolated land surrounded by a forest and scanty residences. Dedicated to lord Buddha, the temple's architecture is an amalgum of Indian and Thai style. The most stunning view here is the emerald green pond at the main entrance. On the first floor a life size wind chimes fills the air with positive vibes. You can meditate in the compond or just rejuvenate yourself as the wind touches your face. Behind the temple is an open-air Buddha temple, a golden pagoda that makes a beautiful photo prop, reclining buddha statue, residence of monks, a vegetarian restaurant and a beautiful manicured garden. It is beautiful to be here- a refreshing experience.

The motorable roads to reach here are in good condition. We enjoyed the bike ride though our GPS misguided us once. Since it gets extremely hot in summers, do carry enough water, sunglasses, hat/cap and sunscreen.
Written October 4, 2020
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happyopenmindedtraveller
Amsterdam, The Netherlands147,506 contributions
An impressive Buddhist Temple, about one hour by taxi from Ho Chi Minh City.
Dec 2019 • Couples
From the city centre, we took a taxi to the Buu Long (Buddhist) Temple (and just before that, we also stopped by a Vietnamese Chinese Temple). We spent about 30 minutes in and around the temple complex, but the temple itself was closed for viewing during out visit. It was certainly worthwhile making the one hour's journey by taxi from the city centre to the Buu Long (Buddhist) Temple.
Written December 9, 2019
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Sam P
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
Chua buu long
Oct 2019 • Solo
Take a taxi or a bus tour, took a motorbike from district 5 and it wasn’t pleasant.
Great place for some peace and quiet and if your a photographer plenty of opportunity for those great shots.
Written October 26, 2019
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Phuc
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam98 contributions
Buu Long Buddhist Temple
Jul 2018 • Friends
Buu Long Temple has the official name of Zen Monastery Buu Long, originally a Tinh That, located at 81 Nguyen Xien Street, Long Binh Ward, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City. The pagoda has a campus of more than 11ha, located on the hill west of Dong Nai river, in the National Cultural History Park.
Written May 29, 2019
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VNfatBIKER
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam109 contributions
Buu Long Pagoda (Golden Temple) - District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
May 2019 • Solo
This is the most pagoda design I like here in Vietnam and unusual gold plated like temple.
So solemn and can feel the peace.
Hope you like my photos taken today.
Written May 19, 2019
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The lost vegetarian
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam119 contributions
A very peaceful and beautiful place in Hcmc
Feb 2019
Took me sometime to discover this place but it was totally worth. This pagoda gives you thailan and myanmar feels as it doesn’t look like most of the Vietnamese pagoda. But one thing you keed to make sure of is the location you are putting up on grab or own goodle maps as we ended up at buu long water park as well.
Written May 10, 2019
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Thinh_Nguyen
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam187 contributions
One of the most beautiful pagoda in HCMC
Feb 2018 • Family
Remarkable architecture. Most pagodas' architecture in VN is influenced by Chinese design, but Bửu Long temple is exceptional with its mixed architecture from India, Myanmar and Việt Nam. No big statue but it is still one of the most beautiful pagoda I've ever seen in VN.

I heard that the 2nd floor (where you could see the pearl-like relics or have a wide view from the balcony) was closed during noon time. So you better visit before 11 am or after 2 pm.
Written February 25, 2018
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Jussieu1986
Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
Nothing compare to Dai Tong Lam Tu temple
Dec 2017 • Couples
Visited per good reviews. Turned out nothing to wow about. Viet/Thai temple. Big place. The worse was the monk who let us inside to visit then rudely told us "hurry up to get out as I have more visitors this afternoon". What are we then? There is nothing inside to impress, no big statue whatsoever. One big room after another with a few small statues (small for the size of the room). Nice view of the surrounding when you get to the top.
Dai Tong Lam Tu temple has a lot to impress and also not crowded at all.
Written January 24, 2018
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Mary B
25 contributions
Worth the trip
Oct 2017 • Friends
Granted it’s about a 45 minute drive outside the district 1 but it’s absolutely worth it. This was the most picturesque temple I’ve seen in Saigon! It’s very quiet and peaceful. Not a lot of people were there so you can dodge the crowds. A great place for photography since everything is so intricately designed/built. My group decided to take an uber straight there. Then for the way back we got a grab (a popular car service in Vietnam similar to uber) since it was more readily available for being farther out (feels like in the middle of nowhere). We made a stop at a pagoda on the way back, Phap Vien Minh Dang Quang, since it was only a 20 minute drive. Then took another uber/grab for the remaining 20 minutes back to district 1. My strategy was to break up the travel time so the car services might be more likely accept the ride since it was a shorter drive.
Written November 10, 2017
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n0tmuchtime
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam6 contributions
The most peaceful and beautiful pagoda
Jun 2017 • Couples
I went with my girlfriend and both of us really enjoyed the peace . Our first time to see the big bell are made from lots of little bells and the sound is so lovely and pleasant.
The cave is good to see and beautiful big trees around
Written June 15, 2017
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