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Giac Lam Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

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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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  • the place is worship and the temple is best quite and pray deeply from heart and feel very good & makes my day more happy. i will visit again for prayer.  more »
  • Built in 1744, this unique temple is the oldest in Ho Chi Minh City. A haven of tranquility where Taoism and Conficianism merge with Buddhism. The pagoda compound includes ornate tombs, a rare bodhi t...  more »
  • Visited this Pagoda on a conducted tour on a shore excursion of a Royal Caribbean cruise. This is a must visit place for all tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. Beautiful grounds, many gilded image of dieti...  more »
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