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Located in District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the largest Mahayana pagoda in the city and the first one to incorporate traditional Vietnamese elements in a concrete structure. The temple is dedicated to Gautama Buddha and two bodhisattvas, and features a large Buddha statue surrounded by wooden carvings of the sacred animals - dragon, unicorn, tortoise and phoenix.
Covering an area of 6000 sq metres, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is the largest Mahayana Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the first traditional Vietnamese style pagoda to be built with concrete. This pagoda is visited by a large number of people to pray and seek blessings of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama and Samantabhadra. Since the complex was built by Japan Vietnam Friendship Association, a beautiful Japanese style Buddha statue can also been seen in the pagoda. This statue is surrounded by two goddesses and wooden carvings of the four sacred animals including unicorn, dragon, tortoise and phoenix.
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