Vinh Nghiem temple

Attraction 339 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Historic
Landmark
Kids
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
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Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda is a pagoda in an area of 6,000 square metres at 339, Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa street, Ward 7, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City.

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Why Vinh Nghiem temple is special ?

Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda (Chùa Vĩnh Nghiêm; literally Ever Solemn) is a pagoda in an area of 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) at 339, Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa street, Ward 7, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first pagoda in Vietnam to be built in Vietnamese traditional architecture style but with concrete[citation needed]. The highest structure in this pagoda is the 7-story, 40 metres (130 ft)-high tower. This pagoda houses and worship of one buddha and two bodhisattvas: Gautama Buddha, Manjusri, Samantabhadra.



It is home to a sanctuary and a seven-floor, 40-metre high tower. People come here to pay homage to Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha himself, and Samantabhadra, the Lord of Truth and Manjusri. Make sure to leave time to visit Vinh Nghiem Pagoda when sightseeing in Saigon.


Saigon's Vinh Nghiem Pagoda was built between 1964 and 1971 based on the design of architect Nguyen Ba Lang. The area of the complex is somewhere in the range of 8,000 square metres. Look for the 25-metre tall Devotee Relic four-storey Tower, built in 1982, situated behind the pagoda. The Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association of HCMC constructed the Kwan-Yin tower.



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What to explore at Vinh Nghiem temple?

Thanks to being a quite recent monument, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda inherits both a modern touch of Japanese architectural style and inspiration from traditional Vietnamese structure, which makes its beauty strong, stable and also majestic. It was the first pagoda in Vietnam with Vietnamese traditional architectural style but built with concrete. As a result, the pagoda is the symbol for the peaceful combination of modern and ancient elements.

It’s home to a vast sanctuary where followers pay their respects, make offerings and pray for blessings every month and a seven-floor, 40m high tower called Kwan-Yin, which was built with the assistance of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Association. This structure is the biggest one among Vietnam Buddhist Association, where people come to pay homage to Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha himself, and Samantabhadra, the Lord of Truth and Manjusri.

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How to get to Vinh Nghiem temple?

Getting here is quite easy and convenient as this attraction is so famous amongst local people. Taxi or motorbike is recommended.

Selling points

  • A Beautiful House of Worship to visit
  • The biggest Pagoda of Ho Chi Minh City
  • A glance at religious life of locals
  • Chinese Buddhism imprinted in the large temple complex
  • A glance at religious life of locals
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
186.98 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
16 places

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339 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • When you leave the temple, some people offers help to find a taxi, for a fee.
    Service
  • On the back side of the temple, there were wooden chairs and altars with photos of monks and patrons of the temple.
    What to see
  • 1) Avalokitesvara Tower on the left (from looking at the port) generators, including 7 floors, high near 40 m 2) Tower Relic Community building behind the left (from the port to look at) generator, with 4 floors, 25 meters high 3) Vinh Nghiem stone tower (past the gate, the tower on the right). the tower is the church trying to Venerable Thich Thanh Kiem, one of the monks who founded the temple.
    What to see
  • Those who are fond of vegetarian foods can spot at a vegetarian restaurant named “Viet Chay”, which is tucked within the pagoda’s area.
    Food
  • You should wear the polite clothes in the reverent place.
    What to wear
  • For the quiet and peace of everyday worship, visit in the morning and avoid big celebrations and festivals
    Experience
  • Remember to remove your shoes before entering the main hall and dress appropriately.
    Culture
  • For this temple, open hour from morning 8am till 5pm on everyday. But on certain day such as: 1) 1st day & 15th day base on Chinese lunar calender close at 18:30pm 2) 8th day & 23rd day base on Chinese lunar calender, close at 1400pm 3) 14th day & 29th day base on Chinese Lunar calender, close at 1630pm
    Timming
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid them running around.
    Safety
  • It is located at 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Location
  • The events are held according to the lunar calendar; the best nights are the 1st, 5th, and 15th of each lunar month and any Buddhist holiday, especially lunar new year.
    Events
  • The War Remnants Museum is also close by, you can visit if you have time.
    Things nearby

Reviews

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Feel the serenity & calmness coming to you as you enter the Ceremony Hall. Bring the freshest mind to offer to the Buddhas & Boddhisatvas in all ten directions :). Lotuses...

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leaving Saigon downtown in district 1, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia is a busy commercial area, the last place one would expect to see large pagodas and temple. Arriving at Chua Vinh Nghiem, some vendors rushed to give a pack of incense and lotus flower stick, beware this is for a fee. a huge incense bowl welcoming worshiper to light the incense and hold their prayer. A lot of pigeons flocking and jumping around without fear of humans. A large and long stairs lead us to a huge Chinese style temple. Three large golden Buddha sitting in equipoise posture. Prayers and ceremony were held in this area. Chua Vinh Nghiem has three pagoda, one is midsized at the back of the temple holds the ashes of the passed away. on the right side is the large pagoda of Chua Vinh Nghiem. On the left side is the smallest pagoda, colored gray. Chua Vinh Nghiem houses some monks, you can see devotees came and talk with Monks. On the right side is a large metal gong. Some Vietnamese people is seen to sit in tranquility watching the fishes on the pond with flowing water on the left side of the temple. on the back side of the temple, there were wooden chairs and altars with photos of monks and patrons of the temple. At the front yard, there are two Buddhist shop and a vegetarian restaurant. hint : when you leave the temple, some people offers help to find a taxi, for a fee.

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