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

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Religious Site
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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  • Shariji. Stained glass motif in the province Buddhist flag is beautiful. It is also beautiful wall paintings written life of the Buddha. At the back of the ground floor accessories shop and amulets, such as you can buy. Admission is free. Was like a temple and beautiful.
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  • We arrived just before noon to ‘peer’ through window as closed . If this is good as it gets its not worth it.  more »
  • Small and Tranquil temple. No one speaks English there. Made a quick visit and left. Pagoda was not open at that time.  more »
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  • Not much to see really. Spent less than 5 mins. Was quite disappointing
  • Only great for people who come her to pray and meditate, it's not for tourists
  • 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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