The 7 Best Temples And Pagodas In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


In Vietnam, the image of pagodas và temples is stick with Vietnamese people’s spiritual life. You can see or pass by many of them during your trip in Vietnam. If you are going lớn see some pagodas or temples in Saigon, this blog is for you. The criteria of these places are location, construction and how famous it is. So let"s start!

1. Thien Hau Temple

The đứng đầu famous of this Saigon temples danh sách is Thien Hau Temple. Thien Hau temple was built in XVIII century by Guangzhou immigrant from China. It is located in District 5 - the Chinatown of Saigon. In this temple, Chinese people and Vietnamese people worship Thien Hau Lady or Lady of the Sea. Based on Chinese history và belief, Thien Hau Lady protected them while they traveled and immigrated to lớn other countries because of war, poverty, etc.

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The decoration of Thien Hau Temple in Saigon by Long Vo 


Thien Hau Temple has been innovated 6 times until now. The small details và decoration has still remained. This temple is not only a place for serving spiritual life of local people but also for Chinese community office and activities.

Address: 710 Nguyen Trai Str, Ward 11, District 5Open time: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM2. Phuoc hai Temple

Next on this menu is Phuoc nhì Temple, or mostly called as The Jade Emperor Pagoda. This is another Chinese temple on this list. But not alike to Thien Hau Temple above, Phuoc nhì Temple was built in District 1 - the downtown of Saigon. In this temple, you will see many statues of saints in Chinese culture lượt thích the Guardian of Heaven, Lady of Children and Jade Emperor. This temple is also a combination of Taoism & Buddhism as you will see a statue of Medical Buddhist at the middle hall of this temple.

Inside the Jade Emperor Pagoda in Saigon by Juan Servera 


In 2017, this temple was honored to lớn welcome President Obama of USA during his visit to lớn Vietnam. Thus make this temple more popular.

Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu Str, Dakao Ward, District 1Open time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM3. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the first Vietnamese pagoda in this list. Located in an area with over 6.000 meters of the square. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda was built in 1946 with over 98 million VNĐ. All of the money was given by Buddhist followers. The one who designed this pagoda is the architecture called Nguyen cha Lang. This pagoda is the symbol of Northern architecture with modern techniques và building material. Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is one of the typical buildings of Vietnamese Buddhist architecture in the 20th century.

Vinh Nghiem pagoda in Saigon by Tommy Truong79 


Address: 339 nam giới Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 3Open time: 7:00 AM lớn 5:00 PM4. Cao dai Temple in Tay Ninh province

Actually, this Cao dai temple is not in Saigon. It is located in Tay Ninh province, the distance is around 100 kilometers khổng lồ the northwest of Saigon. I still recommend this destination because Caodai is a religion created by Nguyen Cong Tac - a local Vietnamese in 1930. This religion is a combination of different religions like Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. The temple in Tây Ninh province is the main temple & headquarter of this religion. Caodai is also brought lớn Europe and America thanks to Vietnamese immigrants.

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Cao dẻo Temple in Tay Ninh province by Kimmy Men 


To get khổng lồ this temple, it is better lớn book a tour combine with Cu chi Tunnels for saving time & more convenience. You will be able to observe a mass at 12:00 PM if you phối with Cu đưa ra Tunnels Tour.

Address: Cao Thuong Pham Street, Hoa Thanh town, Tay Ninh province. 5. Buu Long Pagoda

In Vietnam, there are two kinds of Buddhism: Mahayana Buddhism & Theravada Buddhism. Mahayana Buddhism is a sect that was popularized from the north of Vietnam by Chinese. It now becomes common in Vietnam culture. The rest is Theravada Buddhism, which is the original of Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism started in north India and disseminated khổng lồ Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Southern Vietnam. Buu Long pagoda is the biggest Theravada Buddhism pagoda in Saigon with over 11 hectares square. It is located in District 9, around 20 kilometers from the downtown. The construction of this pagoda is the mix of đất nước xinh đẹp thái lan style & India style. This pagoda has been renovated many times so it looks like new. Buu Long Pagoda will be a good place for your Instagram spot.

Buu Long Pagoda in Saigon


Address: 81 Nguyen Xien Street, Long Binh Ward, District 5 mở cửa time: 8:00 AM khổng lồ 5:00 PM6. Minh Dang quang Institute

The last destination of this list is another Mahayana Buddhism Pagoda - Phap Dien Minh Dang quang Pagoda. The total square area of this institute is 37.490 meters square. The main building of Minh Dang quang đãng Institute is a 3-stages building with 70 meters in length và 40 meters in width. In the main hall is the statue of Shakyamuni. The other 2 towers have different function & connected with the main building by a two-stages corridor lớn create space for followers to lớn meditate. Besides that, there is a nearby vegetarian restaurant named Thien Duyen Restaurant, that you shouldn’t miss.

The main building of Minh Dang quang quẻ Institute in Saigon


This pagoda’s location is in district 2. It takes you around trăng tròn minutes lớn get here by taxi (Vinasun/Mai Linh).

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Address: 505 Mai bỏ ra Tho Street, An Phu Ward, District 2Open time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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