Giac Lam Pagoda

The oldest and most original pagoda in Ho Chi Minh

Photo of Giac Lam Pagoda, , Ho Chi Minh City

What we say: 3.5 stars

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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