Quoc Tu Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Quoc Tu Pagoda is one of the tallest and largest pagodas in the city. The seven-stories-tall temple, decorated with brightly colored statues of deities and mythical creatures, was built in 1963. On most days, only the first two floors are open for public. An unusual shrine built from miniature Buddha statues set against the backdrop of a cloudy-sky mural on the second floor is probably the best reason for visiting. To visit Quoc Tu Pagoda on your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, and find out what else Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, use our Ho Chi Minh City journey planner.
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  • This pagoda remains outside of HCM and is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the city and is relatively new to the main part of the pagoda stretches over seven floors, but only the first two are open to the public except for one day a year when they open the 3 ^ e the 7 ^.
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  • 1,400-year-old temple with a 10-story tower. All surrounded by gardens. Tradition has it that the "bodhi" tree (ficus religiosa) located in the garden, is actually derived from a tree cutting original under which Buddha used to sit. You can continue with a walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake where you can see the "black Tower". Recommended. The Team Leader
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  • Off the tourist track, this pagoda has the merit of being authentic as frequented by the local population, without any tourist worries. Its tower roofs looked upstairs is very photogenic, as the colors of the pagoda are not very traditional.
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  • It's a nice sight but that's all, you can't go inside but just walk around the outside. Not much to see just look at my photo.
  • Its under construction, once completed I expect it to be amazing. Five Stars for completion expectation.
  • The good place for your spirit
  • Chua Viet Nam Quoc Tu is a beautiful temple / pagoda to visit. I think one of the best times to visit is after dinner when it's cooled down and the lights are on. I see a lot of confusion about what is a Chua, Pagoda and Temple online. Chua translates to temple (place of worship). Pagoda is the general term for a tiered tower with multiple eaves, common in Asia outside of India. The ancient Indian Buddhist Stupa exported and recreated in many Asian counties is a "Pagoda." The Pagoda's reason to exist is to house Buddhist relics and sacred writings. Namo Amitābha Buddha
  • Wonderful pagoda

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