Ancient pagodas in Vietnamese culture are very sacred, having high spiritual value in the palm of every Vietnamese. If you want to discover more about the religion of Vietnam when traveling to Saigon, Here are 6 holiest pagodas that can help you know more about our country.
Buu Long is a pagoda that worships Buddha relics and Noble Sangha, 2 thousand square meters wide and 70 meters high. Buu Long Temple’s architecture is not only majestic, modern but also manifests ancient characteristic features of the pagoda in Southeast Asia.
Buu Long Pagoda has a large scale in Vietnam, three stories with 56 meters high and four towers surrounded that named: Dan Sinh Tower, Thanh Dao Tower, the Phap Luan Tower, Niet Ban Tower. The towers have a capacity of over 2 thousand people who visit the Buddhist relics.
Address: 81 Nguyen Xien Street, Long Binh Ward, District 9, HCM City
Thien Hau Pagoda is located in Thu Dau Mot City, Vietnam by the Chinese people set up to worship goddess Thanh Mau Thien Hau. The main festival in the temple was formally organized on December 14 and the fifteenth day of the first lunar month every year. The most crowded is a procession on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. Kieu Ba processes around the center of Thu Dau Mot city with lion dance team, to celebrate and pray happy wish for their family before the union procession team went through.
Address: No. 4 Nguyen Du Street, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Town.
Hoang Phap Pagoda is a famous attraction for Buddhists to visit and participate in Buddhist retreats. Especially, the summer retreat attracted thousands of participants. Summer retreat is a healthy spiritual environment which helping people to balance between material life and spiritual.
Address: Tan Hiep Commune, Hoc Mon District, HCM City.
Minh Huong Pagoda is a spiritual address of Chinese community and Vietnamese who come to pray every day. Minh Huong Pagoda also called Ong Pagoda or Quan De Thanh Quan Pagoda. Although it's not on the first or second on the scale but in the judgment of many people, it's sacred temple.
Address: 184 Hong Bang, 12 Ward, 5 District, HCM City.
Xa Loi Pagoda is the pagoda widely known for its architecture and amazing views. On the top floor of the temple hangs a big bell weighs 2 tons. It was built to worship Buddha relics so it named Xa Loi Pagoda.
Address: 89 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Ward 7, District 3, HCMC.
Ngoc Hoang Pagoda is an ancient temple, making with Chinese style and decorated with bright motifs. Brick temple, tiled roofs, decorative top edge, with many roof angles colored ceramic objects. Daily domestic and foreign visitors admire this large temple. Ngoc Hoang Pagoda is recognized as an architectural monument national art.
Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, HCMC.