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DESTINATIONS Ho Chi Minh Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Giac Lam Pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city)

This oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city is an ideal choice for you when travelling in Ho Chi Minh city.

Giac Lam Pagoda
Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam was one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh city. It was built in 1744 by Ly Thuy Long a layperson in Minh Huong. With a hundred years of history, the pagoda has had a lot of name, such as: Cam Son Pagoda, Son Can or Cam Dem…

Now Giac Lam Pagoda is located on 118 Lac Long Quan street, 10 precinct, Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh city.

The pagoda’s central chamber is quite large with a lot of big pillars which were carved parallel sentences.

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The central chamber
The central chamber

Giac Lam Pagoda has 38 towers which were built at the beginning of XIX century with dedicate building technique. The towers bear the combination of national and French style.

Xa Loi tower
Xa Loi tower

The pagoda saves 118 statues (106 wooden statues, 7 copper statues and 5 cemented one), 113 of them are ancient statues. They all has precious cultural values.

Giac Lam Pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city)
The precious starues in Giac Lam Pagoda
The precious starues in Giac Lam Pagoda
Thich Ca Lo Thien statue
Thich Ca Lo Thien statue

There are many historic documents, cultural values and architectural art in Giac Lam Pagoda which attract visitors come and contemplate.

More information:
Add: 118 Lac Long Quan street, 10 precinct, Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: daily opening, close at noon
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