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Temple of the Buddha's Relic (Xa Loi pagoda), Ho Chi Minh City

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Be informed of the religious history at Temple of the Buddha's Relic (Xa Loi pagoda). Built back in 1956, the area has an interesting history as a previous headquarters for Buddhism in South Vietnam. Notice the architecture has distinct Chinese influences such as the statue of Quan Âm holding a vial of elixir on one hand and gesturing removing obstacles on the other. Inside is a shrine dedicated to the Gautama Buddha with various other illustrations of Buddhist history. Be sure to visit the 32 meter pagoda which is the highest tower in Vietnam. To visit Temple of the Buddha's Relic (Xa Loi pagoda) on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our Ho Chi Minh City vacation trip planner.
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  • This was quite the sight to see on a sunny day. Very impressive architecture so it's great for that. Unfortunately most of it was closed when I went. 
  • Except for walking a little without tourist interest has share of very nice bonsai. Lift up your eyes and look at the sign on the roof is tell me if I had read...
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  • We went 4 January, 2017 and walked a fair distance to see this temple. Unfortunately for us it was closed for the lunch period (12:30 - 2:00) when we got there so we went across the street and enjoyed...  more »