"Giac Lam Pagoda" Giac Lam Pagoda Tip by Blatherwick
Giac Lam Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City: 5 reviews and 8 photos
This pagoda is a little out of the way but I believe that it was worth going to. Giac Lam Pagoda was built in 1744 and is thought to be the oldest pagoda in the city. Others have described this temple as being peaceful. This is likely due to the fact that it is a little bit out of the way and thus has a relatively small number of people there for its size. 98 hardwood pillars, each inscribed with traditional characters. Ornate tombs greet visitors at the entrance to the compound, as does a gleaming white statue of Quan Thew Am Bo Tat, the Goddess of Mercy. Inside, there are photographs and portraits of monks from the past and an impressive sanctuary with countless gilded figures.
Address: 118 D Lac Long Quan, Tan Binh District
Directions: Giac Lam Pagoda is about 3km from Cholon.
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