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Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda

Built in 1744, located at 118 Lac Long Quan Street, Tan Binh District after many renovation and reconstruction, Giac Lam is believed to be the oldest temple in Ho Chi Minh City having an amazingly atmospheric setting in tranquil garden-like grounds. The created meaning of the temple ‘Feel the Woods Temple’ and the blur Bodhi tree used to be sacred to Buddhists in the front garden that was the present of a Sri Lankan priest in 1953 are the Chinese characters. Tours Indochina Vietnam

Originally constructed in 1744 by Ly Thuy Long – a native Minh Huong with the aim of being a place where people can gather together during Lunar New Year, Giac Lam is one of the most ancient pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. The temple built recently looked like a scenical view overlooking Gia Dinh Market while the area was still remain under commercial and rather like a overgrown density forest. Named Giac Lam in 1772 after the arrival of Monk Thich Lam Quang of the Lam Te Zen lineage, this pagoda is often called by the name Cam Son or Cam Dien Pagoda by local people. South Vietnam tours packages

Main building

Main building

Meaning the pagoda composes of 3 main buildings: the major ritual hall, the dharma predication hall and the dine hall, “the Third” structure of Giac Lam Pagoda is also figurative one of southern pagodas. Being large with many giant pillars carved with meaningful phrases the first one worships many Buddha items containing of Buddha Amitabha, Buddha Shakyamuni and more Bodhisattva like Maitreya Bodhisattva and Samantabhadra Bodhisattva.

Owning a total of 118 wood, bronze and cement statues, most of which are very ancient and precious and play an important role in representing the development of Vietnamese art of sculpture in 18th century, Giac Lam Pagoda is one of the most unique pagodas in Vietnam. Not only being a location to inspect traditional southern architecture of pagodas, Giac Lam Pagoda is also a place where tourists can learn more about the particular cultural characteristics of Vietnam, like the 4 seasonal fruit exemplars.

Inside the pagoda

Inside the pagoda

Taxi, motorbike and bus are many simple means of transport that tourists can use to get access to Giac Lam Pagoda easily. Getting on the bus number 27 at Ben Thanh Bus Station and then getting off at the crossroad Lac Long Quan – Au Co is all you have to do if you want to travel to Giac Lam Pagoda by bus.

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