Fodor's Expert Review Giac Lam Pagoda

Beyond the City Center Religious Building/Site/Shrine

One of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City, Giac Lam Pagoda was built in 1744 in the jungle outside of the city of Gia Dinh. Outside the walls of the pagoda now lies the urban sprawl of Ho Chi Minh City. Inside, however, are peaceful gardens containing a bodhi tree imported from Sri Lanka in 1953, a seven-story stupa, and the pagoda itself. Prayers are held every evening at 6 pm.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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118D Lac Long Quan
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

28-3865–3933

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