HO CHI MINH CITY – Vietnam Quoc Tu, Phap Hoa Pagoda, Ba Thien Hau or Sung Chinh Assembly are sacred places suitable for the first spring trip.
Located on 3/2 street, busy district 10, Vietnam Quoc Tu still retains the quiet beauty of a sanctuary. Built in 1963, but until 2017, Vietnam Quoc Tu was officially renovated and inaugurated, bringing the appearance of the present. The temple is restored every year.
Covering an area of up to 7,200 square meters, Vietnam Quoc Tu on the occasion of the 1st, full moon or the feast of Gods and Big Buddha are crowded with visitors. However, Covid-19 complicated developments made the temple quiet on Tet.
Phap Hoa Pagoda is located on Truong Sa street, with frontage facing the Nhieu Loc canal. Stepping into the temple, visitors will feel a pure space, separate from the outside street.
Founded in 1928, Phap Hoa pagoda was previously a simple temple, undergoing many renovations and has a new appearance today. In 2015, the pagoda was recognized as a historical relic of Ho Chi Minh City.
Ba Thien Hau pagoda, located on Nguyen Trai Street, District 5, is not only a famous sacred temple but also the birthplace of many beautiful young people.
The attraction of the temple over 250 years old lies in its bold oriental architecture. The temple is 65 m long, 27 m wide, in the middle there is a space for worship.
Thien Hau pagoda still retains the sophistication of wood carvings, painting and calligraphy or ceramic relief techniques. In 1993, the pagoda was recognized as a national architectural monument.
Sung Chinh Assembly Hall is located on Truong Dinh Hoi Street, District 8 with many Chinese architectural features with the main shrine of the Buddha statue of Quan Am. The pagoda has blade-headed roofs, roofed with bauxite tile, the main color is red.
vnexpress/Photo: Truong Minh Thuy
Visitors to visit and take photos should wear costumes suitable for spiritual tourist spots. In addition, visitors should make sure to keep a social distance, wear a mask and wash their hands regularly with an antiseptic solution to prevent disease.