The Gate of Giac Lam Pagoda in HCM City’s Tan Binh district (Photo: VNA)
Hundreds of precious Buddhist idols, artefacts and old documents on Buddhist philosophy are still preserved in the pagoda.
The highlights at the 274-year-old pagoda though are the architecture, sculptures and cultural facets of Buddhism in southern Viet Nam.
Giac Lam was acknowledged as a national relic in 1988 by the Government.
It is frequented by not only local pilgrims but also foreign tourists interested in exploring Vietnamese history and culture.