We really liked the Xa Loi Pagoda also known as the Temple of the Buddha's Relic. It looks amazing both from the outside and from the inside. The thing we liked the most was the high tower pagodas. The other great thing is that this place is not touristy, so it is kind of the hidden gem of Ho Chi Minh city.
The austere, 1956-built complex is unspectacular, its most striking component a tall tower whose unlovely beige blocks lend it a drabness even six tiers of Oriental roofs can’t quite dispel. The main sanctuary, accessed by a dual staircase (men scale the left-hand flight, women the right), is similarly dull: beyond a vast joss-stick urn inventively decorated with marbles and shards of broken china, it’s a lofty hall featuring a huge gilt Buddha and fourteen murals that narrate his life.
This temple is very beautiful and well protected. But it seems a little forgotten. There is a man here who watched people walk in the day I visited. I am not sure if this person is guarding the temple here. However, the temple is still pretty. This is a beautiful small temple. It has a long and important history, especially about the monk Quang Duc, who is known for his self-sacrifice for the treatment of monks. His photos add a lot to the cover of the album "Rage against the machine". Don't miss it.
Went during summer vacation, not many tourists, the surrounding scenery is good, the temple is very sacred
The feeling of Vietnamese temples is still different from that of domestic ones. There is no strong domestic incense.