Photo: Burning incense at a Cholon pagoda.

Xa Loi Pagoda

During the Diem regime, this pagoda was attacked by ARVN soldiers and more than 400 monks were imprisoned, some of whom were killed.

Photo of Xa Loi Pagoda

This action helped to strengthen the opposition to the Diem regime and was crucial in the US decision to back the coup against him three months later.

Given the pagoda's proximity to other points of interest, this is worth a visit but we'd say it isn't worth a trek across town if you're not seeing some of the other points of interest.

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Xa Loi Pagoda
89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, District 3
Daily from 07:00-18:00

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