Đại Giác Pagoda with Bửu Phong and Long Thiền Pagoda are the three early religious structures of Vietnam, started up in Dong Nai and the evidence for the Southward spreading in the first half of the 17th century by three monks of Rinzai lines in Cochin
Established in the 17th century by Zen Master Giác Liễu, the pagoda was rebuilt in the 19th century by Nguyễn Vương (Nguyễn King) who restored the bell tower, drum tower and the 225m high statue of Amitabha. In 1958 Venerable Thích Thiện Hỷ made a major restoration as the ancient architectureal style , and preserved many ancient statues and artworks. Pagoda has a wWoody board inscribed in gilt the pagoda name Đại Giác Tự (Great Enlightenment Pagoda) with two side notes to show that the donation from Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Ánh the Third Princess of Minh Mạng King resign. In front of the main house is the Bodhi tree planted in 1939.
Đại Giac ancient pagoda has been ranked as the national historical and cultural heritage since 1990.