Giac Lam Pagoda

The oldest and most original pagoda in Ho Chi Minh

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Founded in 1744 and untouched for more than 100 years, Giac Lam is the oldest and most original pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.

People often come here to pray for sick and recently deceased relatives, hence the countless array of pictures inside the main building.

Three rooms make up the complex: a dining room, the 'altars of patriarchs' and the main hall — the latter housing an impressive shrine.

A garden skirts the front of the site and contains a marble Buddha statue.

Any taxi or xe om will know the temple — it's best to go this way as the pagoda is some way from the city centre.

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118 Lac Long Quan St, Tan Binh District
Opening Hours: Daily 05:00-12:00, 14:00-21:00
Last updated: 20th February, 2012

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