Buu Long Temple
Buu Long temple, located in District 9, is one of the most beautiful temples in Ho Chi Minh City, mixing architectural styles of India, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and of course, Vietnam. It was built in 1942, on a hill near the Dong Nai River. Not only is the temple architecturally very beautiful and intricate, decorated in gorgeous gold, but there is a fountain and a semi-circle lake in front of the pagoda, perfect for pictures. There are striking differences between Buu Long temple and others found in Ho Chi Minh City. One is that the use of incense and candles is not allowed within the premises. Another – only Buddha is worshiped in this temple, whereas other pagodas serve many deities.
This pagoda remains relatively lesser known and sees only a few visitors daily. Make sure you dress respectfully when you visit – an important notice when you visit any of the temples mentioned above.
81 Nguyễn Xiển, Long Bình, Quận 9, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam, +84 96 196 62 74