Location: Giac Lam Pagoda is located at 118
Lac Long Quan Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Characteristic: It is one of the city’s oldest pagodas with many Buddha
statues made of brass and precious timber.
Giac Lam Pagoda (also known as the Cam Son or Cam Dien Pagoda) was built in
1744, under the reign of Lord Nguyen Phuc Khoat. Unlike many other local
religious structures, it has not been renovated since 1900; the architecture,
layout, and ornamentation remain almost unaltered. The scenery around the pagoda
is picturesque and many people come here to write or recite poetry. Standing in
the front garden is a shining white statue of the Goddess of Mercy, perched upon
a lotus blossom, a symbol of purity. Inside, on either side of the main altar,
are statues of Ameda Buddha and Sakyamuni Buddha, along with more
representations of the Goddess of Mercy. Giac Lam Pagoda is open from 6 am to 9