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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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  • This pagoda is considered to be the oldest in the city, since it dates from 1744. In reality she was rebuilt in 1900, according to faithfully style and the original plan. Curiously this Buddhist shrine also includes elements of Taoism and Confucianism. Visit location tree at the end of a path, away from the bustle of the city, but in the city, actually more a peaceful, ideal place for contemplation and mediation.
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  • Temple Buddha in front of and behind the deceased paid is a 骨堂. On-site shop is cheap totally honest price, amulets and incense accessories you can buy. Day can see me doing things like going on at 11 p.m. depending on the memorial service for Buddhist scenes. Statues and 108 is the Temple of the Buddha's disciples, such as spectacular. Closed front will enter from the side.
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  • This place is a little far from the city area. However with Uber, it was easy getting in and out of the area. Many old statues and craftsmanship were different from usual Chinese ones. Spent an hour h...  more »
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