Giac Lam Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

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#9 of 24 in Historic Sites in 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 itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Giac Lam Pagoda and other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • August 10, 2017
    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 »
  • May 10, 2017
    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 »
  • May 5, 2017
    So pretty in Ho Chi Minh City. Beautiful architecture. And sometimes very quiet, sometimes the crowd. Visit in the evening time better
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  • August 18, 2016
    Silent beautiful temple
  • January 8, 2017
    good
  • August 8, 2016
    Ok
  • August 29, 2016
    Ok
  • August 10, 2016
    Ok

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