Giac Lam Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

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 trip builder to visit Giac Lam Pagoda on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I went during Aug fulll moon, hence there are some may local visit Quite dark inside and full of alters but you are allowed to take photographs. You can combine this with a trip to Chinatown market in...  more »
  • This place on the floating mound of unspoiled land Tan Binh, now number address route 565 Lac Long Quan in ward 10, a family homeless musician named Minh Huong Ly Phone Long has built a shrine in 1744, Am to serve, spirituality for the sparse local residents, then to the year 1798, the Venerable Tong Optical Member re built into a surface world than the temple, and in 1906, As the contribution Room Ceiling SYSTEM to contribute along with the other German representatives embellished back The temple, through the work of building more walls and fences, the portal three kingdoms, lining brick yard before Mainstream electric, roofing tile roof again. .. to come in 1999 completion Pagoda 3rd restoration, an official as the GIAC Lam Lam sect's sense of Family or Rinzai region Vietnam, through many different names such as: Paint, paint the Cam or Cam Cang buffer....... Throne GIAC Lam had the 3-layer rectangular main building: Chief cell, lectures and the son, not counting the extra blocks, have been considered as architecture typical to the Temple in southern Vietnam, the overall ground under Tam shaped with three blocks connected another traditional folk houses: a two bottles. Primitive GIAC Lam, tam quan gate no (just be added in 1955), the temple roof consists of 4 ply and the living roofs are all straight, include multiple columns for sentence engraved wooden painted letters, son splendid gold coins. The main place of popular electric Buddha, Gautama Buddha, Maitreya Bodhisattva, the Bodhisattva Chi, Avalokiteshvara. .... There are also statues of the 18 Luohan position along the ancient bronze statues, 113 wood plaster, XM. Before the pagoda has a seven-storey tower that Buu Symbolism, 32 m high hexagonal to worship Buddha and symbolism on the 7th floor. On the left there is a Pagoda erected statues of Gautama Buddha, Ca giant, next to the Tomb, the Tower of the Venerable Abbot was a member the President, the right of the temple is the Bell Tower and the Hall Hai Tinh GIAC Lam had been Ministry. VH/TT recognized as religious of LS national level in 1988. Nest Family Forestry Sense or GIAC Lam is one of the ancient temple, the value for Ho Chi Minh City, has a history of nearly 3 centuries. The number of tourists to visit the temple as increasing well enough to speak up.
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  • Large temple, in the same garden there are different buildings for a full service, I am impressed with ash cemetery in a multi storeys traditional temple. I wish to be welcomed by a monk, led by point...  more »
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