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Xa Loi Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh Attractions

Xa Loi Pagoda is a Buddhist landmark which consists of seven tiers and is the colourful centre point of a well maintained garden. The temple complex was built in 1956 and previously functioned as the headquarters of Buddhism in Southern Vietnam. Inside the complex you’ll also find a ceremonial hall, bell tower and several statues.

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The complex is most famous for two aspects; namely, being the residence of Thich Quang Duc (the monk famed for burning himself to death as a form of protest against religious persecution), and the series of raids regarding the Buddhist’ protests. The actions of Thich Quang Duc are known throughout the world, and the photo of this moment has even been called, by some historians, ‘one of the pictures of the century’. After this incident, Xa Loi Pagoda was raided by government troops and police officers to knock down the base of the Buddhist civil rights organisation. Xa Loi Pagoda and the wider temple complex is worth a visit to understand and see with your own eyes the significance of this place and its place in history.

When visiting the temple please make sure you do not wear shorts and have your shoulders covered. To enter the main ceremonial hall you have to go to the first level of the tower by stairs, men will enter on the stairs to the left and women on the right side.

Xa Loi Pagoda

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 11:00 14:00-17:00
  • Address: 89B Bà Huyện Thanh Quan, Quận 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: +84 8 3930 0114
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