Buu Long Temple
Buu Long Temple
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The Travel Curry
New Delhi, India194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Paul Z
206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
This Buddhist Monastery is about a 50-60 min cab or scooter ride from district 1.
It’s a great place to spend 1-2 hours if you are interested in Buddhism or looking to capture some amazing photos.
I hired a scooter round trip for about 300,000 dong and the ride there was amazing in itself!
It would be very hard to find a way back without prearrangement.
This visit was one of the highlights of my 1 month in VietNam
Written February 6, 2023
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The Netherlands382,740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Kokokawa
Atlanta, GA97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I first went here in 2013 and ever since that day, my life has been forever changed.
I went with a good friend of mine (who is Buddhist and Vietnamese) and he introduced me to a Dharma sister and Thay Vien Minh. We sat and listened to a 2 hour Dharma talk. That day, I took refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha and took vows in Pali and uphold the 5 basic precepts.

Buddham Saranam Gacchami. Dhammam Saranam Gacchami. Sangham Saranam Gacchami.

This was an incredibly liberating and powerful experience for me. I had been growing my hair out for about 8 years and had the strong urge to let it all go. I told my friend and he set up a meeting with Thay Vien Minh and arranged everything. After I took my vows, I went over next to the place where the monks sleep and the Temple Guardian Dog (Metta) to have my hair cut and shave, then offered to the Triple Gem. After that, we proceeded to where all the people come and make offerings to the monks living at this temple.

There is so much to explain, but the most useful information that I can share is that...

I have been to many temples in Vietnam and around the world. For most temples, churches, etc. I have had a lack of a genuine connection. At Chua Buu Long was one of my first real experiences at a temple where I was truly transformed and I am so grateful to Thay Vien Minh and the others that assisted.

This temple is absolutely gorgeous on it's own and has an incredibly powerful energy. I recommend meditating or joining for chanting (if possible and permitted to sit and feel the energy of this place).

This is my favorite temple in Ho Chi Minh City and probably always will be...

~With Metta
Written January 27, 2016
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VNfatBIKER Studio
Manila, Philippines98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bj R
Da Nang, Vietnam117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
On my way to the Ao Dai Museum in District 9 I saw the bright golden spire of this amazing Buddhist temple. I went back the following day to check out the temple and was completely blown away by the stunning temple and the beautiful grounds. The buildings are relatively new and well maintained. The main temple has a beautiful fountain and reflecting pool. There are numerous paths to walk and places to sit and relax. I have been to many temples in Asia, and this one definitely rates in the top 10. It is not overrun by tourists, and as I went on a weekday there were actually very few people at all. It was a very peaceful and serene retreat located just outside the busy city. There is also a cafe on the grounds that serves cool drinks and delicious meals for a very modest price. Lots of opportunity for beautiful photos. Simply put this place was amazing, and I will go back.
Written December 7, 2015
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The lost vegetarian
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jussieu1986
Los Angeles, CA16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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TopSunFun
London, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Far from the centre. This took me an hour on the back of a moped. But I did see the construction of the urban railway nearby so sit before the crowds. `the temple is simply beautiful with a mixture of Vietnamese, Thai and Myanmar tradition. It appears that different rituals take place on each floor of the temple. Better people than me will inform you about this.
Written November 28, 2016
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007_Gaurav
Deoghar, India245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Its ltlle far off from the main city centre. But its highly recommended. The inner mental peace that I got here is unparalleled.
Written May 25, 2016
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