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Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Sam Mountain

Cavern Pagoda

Also known as Phuoc Dien Tu, this temple is halfway up the western (far) side of Sam Mountain, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The lower part of the pagoda includes monks’ quarters and two hexagon…
Buddhist Temple in Sam Mountain

Tay An Pagoda

Although founded in 1847 on the site of an earlier bamboo shrine, Tay An’s current structure dates from 1958. Aspects of its eclectic architecture, particularly its domed tower, reflect Hindu and Islamic influences.…
Buddhist Temple in Sam Mountain

Temple of Lady Xu

Founded in the 1820s to house a statue of Lady Xu that’s become the subject of a popular cult, this large temple faces Sam Mountain, on the same road as Tay An Pagoda. Originally a simple affair of bamboo and leaves…
Tomb in Sam Mountain

Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau

A high-ranking official, Thoai Ngoc Hau (1761–1829) served the Nguyen Lords and, later, the Nguyen dynasty. In early 1829 Thoai Ngoc Hau ordered that a fine tomb be constructed for himself at the foot of Sam Mountai…