Attraction 3/2, 10th Ward, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Quoc Tu Pagoda is special ?
The Vietnam Quoc Tu is one of the highest pagoda of city. It is located on the Ba thang Hai street. Temple attracts tourists by the beauty of the landscape and architectural beauty. This place is become popular destination for all local and visitor when travelling around Ho Chi Minh.
A short trip outside downtown Saigon, Quoc Tu Pagoda is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the city and is a relatively new one, built in the early 1960s. The main complex of the pagoda spans seven storeys, with the first two open to the public. Visitors are given access to view the beautiful Buddha statue that is the centrepiece of the pagoda and allowed to walk the grounds.
What to explore at Quoc Tu Pagoda?
The main complex of the pagoda spans seven storeys, with the first two open to the public. Visitors are given access to view the beautiful Buddha statue that is the centrepiece of the pagoda and allowed to walk the grounds.
If you're lucky enough to be around on the first of fifteenth of the month, the pagoda opens up the third and seventh floors of the pagoda. That is if you're feeling up to the climb… Visitors who are less inclined to hike and/or are not visiting on those days are still invited to hike up to the second floor to visit a stunning and dreamlike shrine made up of countless miniature Buddhas floating against a cloudy sky mural.
How to get to Quoc Tu Pagoda?
From downtown to the temple takes about 60k taxi
If you ride hug it cost about 39K
Bus: Take the bus no14, 38 or 69
- Worth a visit
- Really Impressive Pagoda
- Where you find the typical Buddhist in Sai Gon
- Best of tranquil and peace
- Place for Buddhist
3/2, 10th Ward, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Tips for you
This is a newer Buddhist Pagoda built around the early sixty's and is one of the tallest I have seen in Asia. There are seven levels to the main structure with the typical sweeping curved roofs at each level with a decoration at the corners. This pagoda does not have the typical opposite dragons of the Chinese pagodas on the roof but rather a spiked scroll. There is at the main entrance a large happy Buddha sitting on a lotus flower. Inside one can find the main worship area where locals can pray to the Buddha and deity's of the ancestors and kings. There is a walled outdoor area around the main building at first floor level where there are rows of brightly colored Buddha's and angry/protective deity's. We used a cyclo from the Bui Vien Street area to get to this Pagoda and back. Worth a visit for those that enjoy something different and Temples.