The largest pagoda in the city, Vinh Nghiem is a blend of modern and traditional Japanese and Vietnamese cultures. It was built between 1964 and 1971 and covers 8,000m2, is home to a sanctuary and a seven-floor, 40m tower. People come here to pay homage to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha himself, and Samantabhadra, the Lord of Truth and Manjusri.
Location: 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D3 Time: 1:30pm-6:00pm Local insight: There should be no fee to enter the pagoda, so don’t be fooled by the scammers.
Explore the vast network of underground tunnels from the 1940s that were expanded to 121km by guerrilla Viet Cong forces during the American War. The tunnels have now been widened to cater to larger frames, ...
This grand building was designed by Ngo Viet Thu for South Vietnam's former President, Ngo Dinh Diem during the American War. The official handover of power took place here on 30 April 1975 and the palace became a monument to that historic date.