Giac lam pagoda


Built in 1744, Giac Lam Pagodomain authority is one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minch City. Giac Lam Pagodomain authority is located at 118 Lac Long Quan Street, Tan Binch District.

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Location và History

Despite being constructed in 1744 by a Chinese settler named Ly Thuy Long, it was only in 1772 that it was converted inkhổng lồ a Buddhist temple under the management of the first abbot Thich Vien Quang.

Being nearly 300 years old, Giac Lam pagodomain authority is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Ho Chi Minch City & is the place that preserves valuable antiques & holds important cultural, historical & architectural values.The temple is located in District 11, which is around trăng tròn minutes away from the đô thị centre.

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 Those who are not familiar with the city streets are advised to lớn get there by taxi.

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What to see

This temple’s gr& hall encompasses many traditional Asian elements, reflecting Taoism & Buddhism’s astronomy, such as the Bagua ceiling. 

There are up to 113 statues, the majority of which are made from wood và only eight are made from bronze. Since this is a Theravada Buddhist temple, Bodhisattva & the Eighteen Arhats are also venerated here. 

Besides, Goddesses in Vietnam"s folk religion are worshipped in this temple. Despite the heterogeneous religious practices, the main focus of veneration is still placed on Buddha. 

Like any other Buddhist temple, there is a multi-storey stupage authority, in which Buddhist relics are venerated, in this Giac Lam Pagodomain authority. Do not forget to lớn climb lớn the 7th floor to lớn receive blessings from those relics when you have the chance lớn visit this 300-year-old temple.

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How To Get There

You can reach Giac Lam Pagoda in many ways: by taxi, by motorbike or by bus (see guide khổng lồ Ho Chi Minh City Bus). If you travel by bus, all you need khổng lồ vày is catching bus No.27 at Ben Tkhô cứng Bus Station & then get off at the crossroad Lac Long Quan – Au Co. Then you can find the way lớn Giac Lam Pagoda.

Useful Information

Location: Lac Long Quan Str., Tan Binch District, Ho Chi Minch City Best for: Family, couple, solo Entrance: Free Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Distance khổng lồ đô thị center: 4.8km (3.0 mi)