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DESTINATIONS Ho Chi Minh Friday, 18 September 2015

An Quang Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city

An Quang Pagoda is famous spiritual destination for visitor when visiting Ho chi Minh city.

An Quang Pagoda
An Quang Pagoda

An Quang pagoda is the famous pagoda in Vietnam which is also a Buddhist school under Southern Vietnam Buddhist Sangha.

This pagoda is located on 243 Sư Van Hạnh street, no 9 precinct, 10 district, Ho Chi Minh city.

An Quang Pagoda from another view
An Quang Pagoda from another view

It was established in 1948 and then was extended. Now it has library and publishing house. Before 1975, the pagoda was the main office of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and now it is VBS’s headquarter in the Southern.

The Buddhist school was established in 1950 and within 2 years it became the most prestigious Buddhist centre in Southern of Vietnam.

People pray in An Quang Pagoda
People pray in An Quang Pagoda

The pagoda was firstly built in 1948 by the mont Thich Tri Huu, at that time, this was only a small pagoda called Ung Quang pagoda.

In 1950, the mont Thich Tien Hoa (1907 – 1978) was taken over it after 10 years of studying abroad.

The monts are praying at the altar
The monts are praying at the altar

Then, Thich Thien Hoa built a central chamber which was followed the Tu Dam pagoada in Hue. From that on, Thich Thien Hoa dedicated his life to embellish the pagoda and establish the Buddhist school.

More information:
Add: 243 Su Van Hanh street, no 9 precinct, 10 district, Ho Chi Minh city
Free entrance
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