Xá Lợi Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

#15 of 37 in Historic Sites in Ho Chi Minh City
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Known for its inner walls depicting the life of the Buddha, Xá Lợi Pagoda once served as the center of the opposition to the Diem government. In 1963, the sanctuary was ransacked and all of its 400 nuns and monks were placed under arrest. Later, the temple became the site of several self-immolations by monks opposed to the regime and the war with the U.S. Plan your Xá Lợi Pagoda visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ho Chi Minh City using our Ho Chi Minh City online road trip planner.
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  • In the middle of a residential block this pagoda suddenly appears. There is a 2 story building where people pray plus some potted plants and trees. Nice to come across.  more »
  • The pagoda is tastefully decorated. It is a classic and balanced building. But you cannot enter nor can you climb up inside. There are locked gates. The temple grounds are worth strolling around...  more »
  • If you want to practice meditation. Xa Loi pagoda is a ideal place for you. When you come here you will attend the cultivation course including kowtow the Buddha, Read the tenet and learn to practice meditation. Some monk from Phat Quang Pagoda (Ba Ria Vung Tau province) will guide you how to practice meditation as the Buddha time. Moreover, you will also know how to practice Quigong ( a type of exercise base on your breath combination with your arm your leg your body)
  • wonderful architecture pagoda amid bustle city, Saigon. good place for contemplation.

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