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“A Very Tall Pagoda”
Review of Quoc Tu Pagoda

Quoc Tu Pagoda
Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a newer Buddhist Pagoda built around the early sixty's and is one of the tallest I have seen in Asia. There are seven levels to the main structure with the typical sweeping curved roofs at each level with a decoration at the corners. This pagoda does not have the typical opposite dragons of the Chinese pagodas on the roof but rather a spiked scroll.
There is at the main entrance a large happy Buddha sitting on a lotus flower. Inside one can find the main worship area where locals can pray to the Buddha and deity's of the ancestors and kings. There is a walled outdoor area around the main building at first floor level where there are rows of brightly colored Buddha's and angry/protective deity's. We used a cyclo from the Bui Vien Street area to get to this Pagoda and back.
Worth a visit for those that enjoy something different and Temples.

Thank John W R
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Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful Pagoda that has seven storeys to its building, can be seen from afar, lovely white statue at the front adds to the place, very decorative and it's also free entry.
I would recommend it highly to visit.

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Reviewed March 5, 2015

the interior is quite clean and the surrounding gardens and lakes make this one of the better pagodas in the city for those looking for a relaxing stroll.

Thank Charlise B
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Reviewed August 26, 2014

This pagoda stays in 3/2 street. It is rather near the center of the city. It is smaller than Vinh Nghiem Pagoda but I prefer it.This pagoda is especially cool at night with many lights. I think it is one of the most beautiful pagoda of Ho Chi Minh City. But you should come at night.

1  Thank Sammy J
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is defiantly worth a visit, plenty to see, lots of history and yet involved in modern day life, many Vietnamese students flock here to either "pass" out or just be inspired.

Thank Giovanii
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