Visit the famous sacred temple of Vinh Nghiem Saigon

 Saigon Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is not only a famous spiritual tourist destination but also attracts visitors with beautiful and unique architecture. So where is Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Saigon and what's so attractive?

Where is Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Saigon?

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is located at 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, very close to Cong Ly bridge, in Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.This famous temple in Saigon was built in 1964 and officially completed in 1971. Vinh Nghiem Saigon Pagoda has a total area of ​​up to 6 thousand m2, including 3 main areas: Central Building, Tam Quan and stupas. The pagoda is impressed with the architecture of the roof tile is so curved and is engraved with every very delicate detail. Vinh Nghiem pagoda together with Hoang Phap Pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda, Xa Loi Pagoda are famous temples in Ho Chi Minh City area .   

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda Saigon - where is the address
Saigon Vinh Nghiem Pagoda


Opening time to visit Vinh Nghiem pagoda is as follows: From 7am to 9pm daily. Up to now, Vinh Nghiem pagoda is free of charge for visitors to visit the pagoda. 

How to move to Vinh Nghiem Saigon pagoda 

Visiting Vinh Nghiem Pagoda City. Ho Chi Minh City , first of all you need to move to Saigon by many different means such as: airplane, bus, motorbike ... depending on the distance. As follows:    

Airplane: For you in the Hanoi area, if you want to move quickly and conveniently, you can go by plane. Ticket prices range from 2 - 3 million VND / way depending on the time. When you arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, you can take a taxi or rent a motorbike to move to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda.

Passenger car: Many bus routes to Saigon from neighboring provinces can choose from. Bus fare is about 150,000 - 200,000 VND / person. Stop at the Eastern bus station or the Western bus station then take a taxi to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. 

Motorbike: In the case of a large group of friends and want to actively travel, it is best to travel by motorbike. In general, the road is quite nice and convenient, you just need to pay attention to keep the correct speed as well as bring all the necessary documents. 

Learn the birth history of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda 

Experience to visit Vinh Nghiem Saigon Pagoda , first of all you should take the time to learn about the history of this temple. Vinh Nghiem pagoda was built by Venerable Thich Thanh Kiem and Thich Tam Giac during the propagation of Buddhism from North to South. The entire architecture of the temple is designed based on the wooden pagoda of Vinh Nghiem in Bac Giang province. Coming to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, visitors will learn about antiques and monuments recognized by UNESCO as the cultural heritage of mankind. 

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda Saigon - history of the pagoda
Learn the birth history of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda 

Visiting Vinh Nghiem Saigon pagoda

What is Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Saigon ? The pagoda is divided into main categories including: Buddha Palace, Central Tower and Quan The Am Stupa. In addition, there are also tower works such as stone tower, community relics stupa, street visitors, Phuong Truong street, ... Currently, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda becomes an attractive tourist destination in Saigon. . 

Triple gate

Tam Quan Gate is designed with massive architecture, red-tiled roofs and curved patterns. From the Tam Quan gate of Vinh Nghiem pagoda, visitors will admire the panoramic view in the pagoda. The area inside the large temple courtyard and opposing that is the central building is a 7-storey stupa. 

Central building

Next stop when exploring Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the central building designed with 1 floor and 1 ground floor. In which, the ground floor consists of 2 parts: the outer part under the terrace is 3.2m high and the inner part is 4.2m high. The area inside the pagoda is divided into the To Church, office, lecture hall, library, classroom, and room. If you go from the temple courtyard to the stairs is 23 steps to reach the floor of the building including Quan The Am tower and Buddha temple. The large terrace area and on the right is the bell tower with the common rose. 

Saigon Vinh Nghiem Pagoda - the central building
The central building of Vinh Nghiem pagoda


The Buddhist temples of Vinh Nghiem pagoda include: Ban Dien, Bai Dien and Jizō Duong with public typography. The corner of the roof of the Buddha temple is bent in the style of a temple in the North. In it, in the center of worshiping Buddha Shakyamuni, on the right is Bo Tat Pho Hien and on the left is Bodhisattva Van Thu. Besides, there are also reliefs painted on incense and engraved four spirits including lam muu long. 

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda Saigon - beautiful central building
Pure scene in Vinh Nghiem Saigon pagoda

The stupas in Vinh Nghiem pagoda

Visiting Saigon Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, visitors can also learn and admire the architecture of the stupas here. In it, there are famous stupas such as: 

Quan The Am Tower: Located in the left area of ​​the pagoda, 40m high and consists of 7 floors. When walking to the top of Quan The Am tower, visitors will learn about 9 circle wheels, in addition to the shapes of Quy Chau and Long Xa. 

Saigon Vinh Nghiem pagoda - Quan The Am tower
Quan The Am Tower in Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Xa Loi Community Tower: Consists of 4 floors, 25m high, built in 1982. The Xa Loi Tower is designed with a unique architecture and is a place to keep the ashes of the deceased deposited by people in the temple. 

Saigon Vinh Nghiem pagoda - Xa Loi tower
Xa Loi Community Tower at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Vinh Nghiem stone tower : This tower is located on the right side of the temple gate and was built in 2003 under Venerable Thich Thanh Kiem. This is also the tallest and largest stone tower in our country up to now. 

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