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


Visiting religious sites like temples and pagodas has become an important part of Vietnam travel and usually included in many Ho Chi Minh City tours. This guide will các mục out a few of the best temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City where you can study Vietnamesereligions & admire these beautiful & sacred architectures.

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District 1

Jade Emperor Pagoda73 Mai Thi Luu, District 1


Jade Emperor Pagodomain authority is a famous place for many locals coming and praying for fertility. The pagodomain authority is also known for its old and chất lượng paper statues. It was recognized as a National Architectural Heritage in 1994 & visited by Baraông xã Obama when he was still in office in 2016.


District 3

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3


This pagodomain authority is famous for its tallest và most sophisticated stone towers in Vietphái nam. The tower is 7-story & 14-meter high. As one of the largest pagodomain authority in Ho Chi Minc City, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is often crowded with followers on the Vesak (Buddha’s Birthday).


Xa Loi Pagoda89 Ba Huyen Tkhô hanh Quan, District 3


Xa Loi is not only famous for its tallest bell tower which was finished in 1961 but also known for its part in a Vietnamese historical event. It was the place for individuals và Buddhism followers that protested against actions lớn suppress religious practice during Vietphái mạnh War, or commonly known as theBuddhist crisis of 1963.

Tran Hung Dao Temple36 Vo Thi Sau, District 1


This place is a memorial & temple in Ho Chi Minc City for Tran Hung Dao, a great general in Vietnamese history. In the temple, there are two statues of Tran Hung Dao; one is made of concrete and put in the garden, & the other copper statue is put in the worship place.


Phap Hoa Pagoda220A Le Van Sy, District 3


Another name of this pagoda is Lotus Pagodomain authority, in which lotus is a symbol of purity. The pagoda is located by Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal with a lot of visitors on the Vesak and Thich Thien Chieu Monk’s death memorial date.


District 5

Nhi Phu Temple264 Hai Thuong Lan Ong, District 5


The temple was established with the sponsorship of the Chinese who came from two prefectures, and thus it was named Nhi Phu (two prefectures). It is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Ho Chi Minc City of the Fujian people in Saigon (Ho Chi Minc City before 1976).

Thien Hau Temple710 Nguyen Trai, District 5


The Cantonese who lived in the Cho Lon area (District 5, District 6, District 10 and District 11) in Saigon had built this place lớn pay appreciation to Mazu for giving them the blessing in their immigration journey. And since 1993, Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minc City has been one of the National Architectural Heritages.

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District 10

An Quang Pagoda243 Su Van Hanh, District 10


An Quang Pagodomain authority is one of the Buddhist study institutions in Southern Vietphái nam. It is also the place for many followers come to pray & give incense on Vesak and Tet holiday.

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District 11


The pagoda’s kiến thiết represents traditional Southern Vietnam’s architecture. There are several statues and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries in this place. It was also recognized by the Cultural Department as National Historical and Cultural Heritage in 1993.

Phung Son Pagoda1408 Ba Thang Hai, District 11


Phung Son Pagoda has been a National Historical & Cultural Heritage since 1988. In this pagodomain authority, archaeologists have found clays và chinas from Oc Eo time (from the 1st khổng lồ 7th century). A Tnhị brass Buddha statue và a Japanese wooden Buddha statue are also worshiped in this pagodomain authority.

Phu Nhuan District

Van Hanh Monastery750 Nguyen Kiem, Phu Nhuan District


Van Hanh Monastery is an important place for study & teaching of Vietnamese Buddhism. Many representatives of Buddhism from other countries & visitors from all over the world are coming here to work and pray, especially on the Vesak and Ghost Festival.

Go Vap District

Floating TempleVam Thuat River, District Go Vap


Floating Temple is a 300-year-old temple in Ho Chi Minch City with Vietnamese and Chinese architecture style. The temple is located on an islet of Vam Thuat River, but that"s not the only impressive sầu thing about it. The place has massive Long sculptures fencing the front of the temple.

Tan Binc District

Giac Lam Pagoda118 Lac Long Quan, Tan Binc District


As one of the earliest pagodas that were established in the 18th century, Giac Lam Pagodomain authority is famous for its old statues và various valuable documents about Vietnamese history, culture, architecture, sculpture, and religion.

Binh Thanh hao District

Le Van Duyet Temple (Lang Ong)1 Vu Tung, Binh Tkhô giòn District


Because it is located nearBa Chieu Market, the locals usually Hotline it by the name Lang Ong Ba Chieu.This temple is originally a tomb of a anh hùng in Vietnamese history, Le Van Duyet, a renowned marshal in the Nguyen Dynasty. Before 1975, this place is considered as one of the symbols of Saigon-Gia Dinh.

Thu Duc District

Nam Thien De Nhat Tru Pagoda511 Dang Van Bi, Binc Tho Ward, Thu Duc District

Not many people know there is a one pillar pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Nam Thien De Nhat Tru Pagodomain authority was built from 1958 to lớn 1977 as a small replicate of One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi. Its location is quite far from the city center, so it is not usually crowded with visitors and preserved a tranquil atmosphere.

Van Duc Pagoda23 phần tư To Ngoc Van, Tam Phu Ward, Thu Duc District

Van Duc Pagodomain authority is the pagodomain authority with the tallest main hall in Vietphái nam. The 43.5-meter tall main hall is divided inlớn two stories for worshipping & teaching Buddhism. It is an art of a sacred place & a representation of modern architecture technique.

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Hoc Mon District

Hoang Phap PagodaTan Hiep Ward, Hoc Mon District

Hoang Phap is famous in Vietnam giới for their Spontaneous Loss Retreat. This pagodomain authority is a 7-day meditation course for people who want to lớn relieve sầu ức chế và find inner peace. There will be no TV, no cell phones, & no mạng internet connection in the 7 days. It is a không tính tiền course & popular ahy vọng teenagers with fun lessons about Buddha’s teaching.