Xa Loi Pagoda

Local nameXa Loi Pagoda
LocationWard 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Xá Lợi Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. It was built in 1956 and was the headquarters of Buddhism in South Vietnam. The pagoda is located in District 3, Hồ Chí Minh City and lies on a plot of 2500 square metres. The name Xá Lợi is the Vietnamese translation for śarīra, a term used for relics of Buddhists.

The pagoda is best known for the raids, in which the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Đình Nhu, the brother of the Roman Catholic President Ngô Đình Diệm, raided and vandalised Buddhist monasteries and pagodas on 21 August 1963.

Tags MonumentBuddhistPagodaTemple
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xá_Lợi_Pagoda

Address 89B Bà Huyện Thanh Quan, 7th Ward, Quận 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Coordinates 10°46'42.41" N 106°41'9.754" E

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