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

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#14 of 24 in Historic Sites in Ho Chi Minh City
Known for its inner walls depicting the life of the Buddha, Temple of the Buddha's Relic (Xa Loi pagoda) once served as the center of the opposition to the Diem government. In 1963, the sanctuary was ransacked and all of its 400 nuns and monks were placed under arrest. Later, the temple became the site of several self-immolations by monks opposed to the regime and the war with the U.S. 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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  • August 6, 2017
    This temple is smaller than other ones in HCM (in my opinion). Also there are not so many tourists. So you can enjoy tranquil atmosphere. The tower is somewhat tall and other architectures and designs...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Boasts a beautiful garden, which is one of the more important of the temple, as in the can enjoy the presence of a tree, very special as it is the Bodhi Tree, moved from Sri Lanka to Viet Nam.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Not very central but not too far, this pagoda has no interest as historical, not touristy. Ngo Dinh Diem time it was the center of the Buddhist resistance against the regime, which was overthrown in 1963. The police at that time are conducted several raids. It is connected to the mausoleum of the self-immolation of the Venerable Thich Quang Duke not very far away indeed. Reminder: the Swastika is a Buddhist symbol for thousands of years, the nazis have borrowed it in the 1930s
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  • May 8, 2017
    Not a spectacular pagoda. There are some nice plants on display. Not much to do but take a few quick pics.
  • April 16, 2017
    The place is nice and it is a truly original worship place for budists. Although the place is far and there is not much to see, it is interesting to watch locals in their praying. (*forbidden to enter in shorts, sandals or tanktops)
  • December 28, 2016
    Not much to see really. Spent less than 5 mins. Was quite disappointing
  • December 27, 2016
    Only great for people who come her to pray and meditate, it's not for tourists
  • March 9, 2016
    A lot of devoted locals worshipping means this is an authentic place. No one try to sell you tourist things here when I went at 7pm on a wed

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