Vinh Nghiem Temple in Saigon
Vinh Nghiem Temple in Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the most spectacular of all the Buddhist temples. Located in South Vietnam, the famous Vinh Nghiem Temple dates back to 1971. Its construction was based on the design planned by Mr. Nguyen Ba Lang and associates.
Like any other Buddhist temples in the city, Vinh Nghiem besides being a popular tourist destination, is also frequently visited by the local people for their weekly worship. This active pagoda, standing in the northern part of the city on the way to the airport, is popular for its association with the attached school and also for the daily activities of the monks and nuns residing in it.
- The huge slanting Chinese-style roofs, upturned cornices are some of the distinguishing features of Vinh Nghiem Temple. VinhNghiem Temple Festival in Saigon.
- The seven-story pagoda or the Avalokitesvara Stupa, standing at the left of the upper courtyard, is the largest of all the Buddhist structures in Vietnam. The ancient Asian architectural style of the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is worth mentioning. This pagoda was constructed between 1964 and 1973 with the funds provided by the Buddhist of the Truc Lam Zen sect who belong to Bac Giang province of Vietnam.
- A huge bell contributed to the temple authority by Japanese Buddhist Sangha, hangs right next to the giant seven-story tower.
- The ground floor of this famous temple houses a library, the auditorium and offices.
- The second floor of the temple with its grand sanctuary remains closed for the visitors very often.
When you are on a trip to Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, don't miss the majestic Vinh Nghiem Temple.