VIEN GIAC (Perfect Enlightement )PAGODA
TAN BINH DISTRICT , HO CHI MINH CITY
As a nice little park with green grass square , cool and quiet, Vien Giac Pagoda is located at 193 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Ward 1 (Tan Binh Dist . , Ho Chi Minh City) is the destination of many Buddhists and visitors cominh to enjoy the beautiful view and nice place.
The pagoda was founded in 1955 by the Most Venerable Thích Hống Tịnh and in 1976 the Venerable Thich Minh Phat took charge of the Abbot. The pagoda was restored in 1992 and then on 2001, Venerable Thich Le Trang was invited to be the Abbot to begin constructing the pagoda on a large scale with modern and imposing structure. Pagoda architecture adapted from Vietnam style with a modern features. Centered hall of Buddha statues , decorative offering dozens of white glass vase and candle shine a fragrant large stately and serene.
In the precinct of this pagoda yard is Đang Quan tower, a beautiful tower of the Municipal Buddhism, including three stories, 8 sides, 7 roofs and over 21m height with roofs covered all with blue crystal gem tiles and completed in 1999.
Coming to Vien Giac, pilgrims will feel a quiet space but it’s also brilliant colors of lanterns , flags and flowers. The whole neighborhood around the Le Van Sy, Bui Thi Xuan , Pham Van Hai street and road embankment within 5km radius of Ward 1, Tan Binh District brilliant awoke by thousands of flags draped over the aisles to celebrate in events of Vesak or new year.
The Vien Giac pagoda is regarded as one of the most beautiful pagoda in HoChiMinh City