We discover beauties of temples and pagodas in Thu Duc when riding around the west area of the district. You are just able to go shopping, eating and drinking, just visit pagodas here.
Now, we introduce you typical pagoda of Thu Duc district: Van Duc pagoda.
Van Duc pagoda is known for its highest architecture in the district. Moreover, it is considered as one of the large scale religious architectures of Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to its aesthetic value, the temple is a model for visual arts in modern architecture.
The pagoda is located in a large area, harmonically combined with architectural art and natural landscape. The pagoda architecture includes three-gate entrance, main hall and lotus throne. The three-gate entrance was built with three floors and tiled roofs, on the tops of swords are attached with stylized lotus flowers, and the rooftop has two dragons.
Going through the three-gate entrance, you will come a large yard with various kinds of bonsai which create quiet and cool feelings. There is the Tree of Enlightenment on the left.
Van Duc pagoda was built of permanent materials with modern techniques. The entire temple is casted with concrete, brick walls, and foundation piles. The pagoda floor and altar are paved with gray granite.
The pagoda opens from 5 am to 9:30 pm, you are able to visit around and ramble in cool gardens here. Moreover, Thu Duc district has many famous pagodas such as: An Lac, Tu Quang, Ngoc Van, etc.
Address: Van Duc pagoda, number 502, provincial highway 43, Thu Duc dítrict
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