As one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City that can be visited on shore excursions from Phu My port, Giac Lam is an atmospheric spot placed in the peaceful location. Built by Ly Thuy Long in 1744, the building was used as a gathering place in Lunar New Year, but it is currently a historic Buddhist pagoda of Vietnamese. The pagoda was called Giac Lam after a visit of Monk Thich Lam Quang in 1722; however, locals often call it Cam Son or Cam Dien Pagoda.
Giac Lam Pagoda holds the typical architecture of southern pagodas with 3 main buildings. The first building where worships many Buddhas and some Bodhisattva include many big pillars and various engraved words. 118 statues made of wood, bronze are an ancient and valuable asset of the pagoda contributing to boosting the development of the 18th-century Vietnamese art. Watch a typical architecture and discover the diverse culture of Vietnam – Giac Lam Pagoda has a southern charm like no other for your Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions.