Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, First Vietnamnese Traditional Pagoda in Vietnam

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is first Vietnamese traditional pagoda that was built in Vietnam. The highest structure in this pagoda is the 7-story, 40m-high tower. In 1964, two monks Thích Tâm Giác and Thích Thanh Kiểm originally from the North came South Vietnam from North Vietnam to spread Buddhism started the construction of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. The model and namesake of the pagoda was the 11th century Vinh Nghiem Buddhist temple in Đức La Village, Trí Yên Commune, Tạng Giang County, Bắc Giang Province, which dates the reign of Lý Thái Tổ during the Lý Dynasty. The village was once a major center of Buddhist teaching and the Trúc Lâm sect of Vietnamese Buddhism. (source:

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