Sai Gon Sights: Religious sites

Notre Dame Cathedral (Nhà thờ Đức Bà), Han Thuyen Street, facing down Dong Khoi (next to the Post Office). Closes for lunch and on weekends. A French-built Catholic cathedral in the city center. Free entry.

There are several Chinese temples in Cholon, the Chinatown district of old Saigon. Only a few are listed here.

Thien Hau Pagoda, 710 Nguyen Trai St, Cholon. Dedicated to Lady Thien Hau, the sea goddess, who left two giant turtles to keep an eye on things in her absence. A festival is held in her honor on the 23rd day of the March lunar month. Don’t miss the gorgeous sculptures in the walls of the courtyard outside the temple. Entry free.

Quan Am Pagoda, 12 Lao Tu, Cholon (Just off Hung Vuong, close to Thien Hau Pagoda). Open 8AM-4:30PM. The oldest pagoda in town, home of a lot of incense and a cheerful puppy. Entry free.

Phung Son Tu Pagoda, 408 3 Thang 2 Blvd (On the outskirts of Cholon). Dedicated to the god of happiness and virtue. The pagoda itself is dusty and dwarfed by high-rises under construction nearby, but the small, sculpted grounds are a good place for a rest from the hectic city.

Related Tours

  1. Sai Gon Daily Tours
  2. Getting to Sai Gon: By plane
  3. Getting to Sai Gon: By bus
  4. Getting Around Sai Gon: On foot
  5. Sai Gon Sights: Historical sites

Related Tours:

Related Tours

  1. Sai Gon Daily Tours
  2. Getting to Sai Gon: By plane
  3. Getting to Sai Gon: By bus
  4. Getting Around Sai Gon: On foot
  5. Sai Gon Sights: Historical sites