8 Temples In Saigon To Go This Vesak Season

8 Temples In Saigon To Go This Vesak Season

The Chinese look of Thien Hau pagoda
For Buddhists, Vesak Season, or the Buddha’s Birthday (April 15th of lunar calendar year) is a great holiday to celebrate for a whole month. This is a chance for local people go to pagodas for peace and happiness for relatives. For travelers, 8 Temples In Saigon To Go This Vesak Season will show you a list of 8 famous temples that you will not miss this holy season during your travel Indochina Vietnam
Vinh Nghiem PagodaSituated on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is always crowded with people who burn incense and worship. The temple was built in 1964 and is one of the most spacious temples in Saigon. The temple has a unique architecture, the roof of the temple are bent in the style of the North: the front of the match. In the middle of the top of the roof there is the Wheel of Dharmakaya and the angles of phoenix. The carved wood carvings are sacred, including lanterns, especially reliefs on the incense stick of famous pagodas in the country and some Asian countries.

Inside Vinh Nghiem pagoda

Inside Vinh Nghiem pagoda- source: internet

Pho Quang Pagoda

Pho Quang Pagoda is located at 64/3 Huynh Lan Khanh, Ward 2, Tan Binh District. Located near the end of a small road, the scenery is beautiful and calm. In particular, here at any time of the day can also hear birds chirping. This is the place to attract many visitors to visit the full moon or holidays such as Buddha.

The peaceful moment of Pho Quang pagoda

The peaceful moment of Pho Quang pagoda- source: internet

Phap Hoa Pagoda

Located at 870 Truong Sa, Ward 14, District 3 Phap Hoa is also one of the beautifully decorated temples to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. The entire campus of the pagoda is covered with the colorful lantern. The main hall is also decorated with large altars and statues and paintings depicting the scene of the Buddha’s birth create a solemn atmosphere. In particular, at night passing through this area you will see the temple became sparkling thanks to the lanterns are lit.

Phap Hoa pagoda in Vesak season

Phap Hoa pagoda in Vesak season- source: internet

Ngoc Hoang Pagoda(the Jade Emperor Pagoda)

Ngoc Hoang Pagoda or Phuoc Hai Pagoda, Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, is one of the sacred pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. Built between 1892 and 1900, the Jade Emperor Pagoda is situated on an area of ​​over 2,000 m². Formerly known as the temple is a place for doing business, peace, blessings and especially children. In particular, this is where former US President Barack Obama visited in May 2016. Paradise cruises halong bay

Former US president Obama visited Phuoc Hai pagoda

Former US president Obama visited Phuoc Hai pagoda- source: internet

Hoang Phap Pagoda

Hoang Phap Pagoda is a pagoda in Hoc Mon, was founded in 1957. The pagoda has the ancient look of the northern pagoda with a curved corner, two tiled roofs. The whole door, the lam, worshiped in precious wood, carved very sophisticated. Currently, Hoang Phap Pagoda is famous for attracting Buddhist followers in Saigon and surrounding areas to visit and take part in Buddhist retreats.

Thien Hau pagoda

Also called Cho Lon Pagoda was built around 1760 located at 710 Nguyen Trai, Ward 11, District 5. This is considered one of the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.  The pagoda features bold Chinese architecture with 4 houses linked together. Currently, Thien Hau Pagoda is one of the spiritual cultural activities for many Chinese people in Saigon and surrounding areas. Not only that, the pagoda is considered as a high-value architectural works in terms of technique, art, attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit.

The Chinese look of Thien Hau pagoda

The Chinese look of Thien Hau pagoda- source: internet

Buu Long Pagoda

Located on a hill on the west bank of the Dong Nai River, Buu Long Pagoda is located at 81 Nguyen Xien, Long Binh Ward, District 9, about 20 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City. From a distance, visitors can identify the temple through the image of the brilliant yellow stupendous prominent on the skyline. Not only stand out by the golden stupa, the temple is also impressed by its exquisite carvings.

Viet Nam Quoc Tu

In a pure space, with old trees shading all year round, Vietnam Quoc Tu pagoda(3/2) is a beautiful and historic architectural work. Inside the pagoda there is a 7-storeyed tower and Buddhist scenes for nuns and pilgrims to worship. Up to now, the Viet Nam Quoc Tu is still a popular destination for Buddhist followers.

Viet Nam Quoc Tu Pagoda at the corner of chaotic Saigon

Viet Nam Quoc Tu Pagoda at the corner of chaotic Saigon- source: internet

Travelling through religious values is an amazing way to experience Vietnam.  8 Temples In Saigon To Go This Vesak Season is a great suggestion if you want to discover a part of cultural charm in Saigon this holy season.

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