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Giac Lam Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

(3.8/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
Enjoy intense colors in an urban sanctuary of Giac Lam Pagoda, a historic Buddhist pagoda believed to be the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City. Standing 65 m (213 ft) tall, this seven story stupa set in a lovely garden with a big Bodhi tree houses countless gilded figures blending Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Built in 1744, the temple features a seated statue of the colorful haloed Buddha of Enlightenment with five children climbing all over him, and an elaborate candle holder with images of Buddha. Climb the pagoda and enjoy a panorama of the city from one of its octagonal balconies. Use our Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Giac Lam Pagoda and other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • An authentic experience of life and religion in Vietnam. I enjoyed walking up the pagoda to get a view over the city. the grounds were nicely kept and the temple too is interesting. We saw a service i...  more »
  • It is not the best known of the temples in Saigon but is worth visiting it a huge Buddha white awaits us in a corner full of spirituality
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  • When I walked inside the pagoda, there were a spiritual atmosphere that told me about the age of the pagoda. I was impressive by the roofs of the buildings as well as all the pillars, doors,... inside...  more »
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  • Old sprawling temple grounds with a school for monks on the grounds. It very much seemed to be a pagoda in use, and not just designed for picture taking. It isn't the most beautiful pagoda I've seen, but it was worth a wonderful walk through the grounds seeing all the monks and nuns attending to their studies and maintaining the grounds.
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  • Iconic pagoda with long history. Calm and quiet!