Most pagodas in Vietnam are made out of natural materials, but the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the first temple in Vietnam to be constructed using concrete. As a Mahayana pagoda, the dominant form of Buddhism in Asia, it’s religious purpose is to provide a place for worship for Gautama Buddha and two bodhisattvas, Manjusri and Samantabhadra.
Travel tips for the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
If you’re looking for a meal, look no further than Cuc Gach Quan. A short 10 minute walk from the Pagoda, you’ll find one of the top-rated meals in Ho Chi Minh City. Given that it’s towards the direction of the airport, it’d be a good spot to stop before heading out for a flight. It’s right outside the city center, we recommend taking a cab or Uber to the site. This temple is open from 8am to 5pm everyday, except during the Lunar New Year when the temple closes a bit earlier.
Location: 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hours: 08:00 – 17:00, daily