The One Pillar Pagoda in and of itself isn't really worth going out of your way for, but since it is contained in the Ho Chi Minh complex, with the Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Residence, and Museum, it's not out of your way at all, and it makes a good photo since it's so uniquely in its design.
The previous review tells the story - the one pillar was rebuilt into concrete in 1955 (used to be wood), and there is a very nice buddha image inside (small but nice). You walk up the steps to the temple, it's a very unique structure. Around the pagoda you have another small temple with a nice buddha image, some gardens and a small monastery. This area surrounding the pagoda takes about 15-20 minutes to see. The pagoda itself is about a 5 minute exercise.
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