Giac Lam Pagoda Tours – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Giac Lam Pagoda
Chùa Giác Lâm
About this place
Giac Lam Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple in Ho Chi Minh City built in 1744. In 1988, it was listed as an important historical site by the Vietnamese Department of Culture. The pagoda has three main buildings: the ceremonial hall, the dharma preaching hall, and the meal hall. It has 118 statues made of wood, bronze, and cement. The pagoda worships several Buddha, and some Bodhisattva. There is a beautiful garden around the pagoda with a seven storied stupa, the tallest Buddha tower in the city.
Tours That Go to Giac Lam Pagoda
No tour packages, check out the Ho-Chi-Minh Tour Guides that can take you here.
Tour Guides for Giac Lam Pagoda
Though it is not as near the city centre as the other pagodas (about 20mins from district 1), it's really worth your time
The view is amazing with big temples and statues and brillant atmosphere.
It's relaxing to come there to feel the fresh air and pray.
You are free to take photos there.