For a year of prosperity, you should burn incense in Jade Emperor pagoda on Mai Thi Luu road, ditrict 1. Enjoying nice landscape and peaceful expectation, you should visit Vinh Nghiem pagoda, Quoc Tu pagoda, etc.
Coming to temples on early year is Vietnamese tradition. It shows the belief toward the source. The land of the South, home of many sacred temples, is always spiritual destination of pilgrims.
Giác Lâm Pagoda
The tower of Giac Lam pagoda
As an ancient and famous pagoda Ho Chi Minh city, Giac Lam Pagoda (District 11) attracts crowd of tourists. The temple architecture is considered typical in the south. The whole scenery is quiet and extensive that is very suitable for Buddhists and pilgrims. Coming here visitors can learn more about the value of cultural history, architecture, temple sculptures which are still preserved today.
Jade Emperor Pagoda
Turtles in the Jade Emperor Pagoda
In the past, it was called Jade Emperor Palace worshipping Jade Emperor of Chinese people. Hence, the temple’s architecture is designed as Chinese style. The temple also preserves rare and beautiful wooden statues.
Entering the temple visitors will enjoy the lotus lake, the smoke spiraling up around the yard, and a pond of thousands of turtles. Pilgrims visit the temple often releasing turtles into the lake.
Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
Main Hall of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
The temple is located in an airy campus, typical architectural style of the Northern temples. Both the name and the architecture of the temple are modeled from a wooden pagoda in Bac Giang province, center of Truc Lam Yen Tu.
The unique feature of the temple is 14- meter high stone tower with 7 floors, built and carved with patterns and textures in cultural style of the Ly – Tran dynasty. Located on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street in the city center, the temple is always crowded of visitors and pilgrims.
Xa Loi pagoda
Tower of Xa Loi Pagoda
Located in Ba Huyen Thanh Quan street, district 3, the temple was built by the contributions of people of the southern provinces to worship Buddhist’s relics. The special feature of the temple is the 7-storey tower of 32 meters high, the highest storey hangs a 2-ton bell, casted in Thien Mu pagoda (Hue).
Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda
The tower of Quoc Tu pagoda
In a quiet space with old trees surrounded, Quoc Tu pagoda (February 3 Street) is a beautiful architectural and meaningful work. The pagoda is well- known for the architecture imbued with Vietnamese culture, famous in Ho Chi Minh city, it daily attracts crowd of tourists and Buddhists to visit and worship.
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