Phung Son Tu Pagodaone of the Chinese Buddhist Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

Last Update: 25th October 2020
Phung Son Tu Pagoda is also one of the most pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built after the Second World War by the Chinese Vietnamese. Therefore, it features the Chinese style with a yellow gate on which the Chinese characters are painted.
Phung Son Tu Pagoda Fast Facts
  • Name: Phung Son Tu Pagoda
  • Location: 338 Nguyễn Công Trứ, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bìn, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
  • Things to do there: History and Culture, Photography
  • Who visits: Photographers, History and Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 30 x Minutes

What to expect at the Phung Son Tu Pagoda

Son Tu Pagoda is in honor of the God of Happiness and Virtue. It has a jade green roof with the statues of dragons on. The wall was built in red bricks. The interior corridor is decorated with beautiful wood carvings. You could admire the paintings of the legends of the Chinese gods in a quiet surrounding as the pagoda is not so popular among tourists as Thien Hau Pagoda. The large incense spirals are also one of the highlights there. There is a red wooden drum in the pagoda. You’ll find the four tablets just like those in the Yamen (the administrative office or residence of a local bureaucrat or mandarin in imperial China).
If you are interested in the local life, you could explore the market, War Surplus Market (Dan Sinh) across the street. Even dog tails and military clothing are on sale there.

Best time to visit the Phung Son Tu Pagoda

You could visit the pagoda any time during its opening hours.
You could visit it around the year.


How to get to the Phung Son Tu Pagoda

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to Phung Son Tu Pagoda. The only option is to rent a vehicle.


Additional Phung Son Tu Pagoda Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00
  • As at 25th October 2020, tourists can explore the pagoda for free.
  • Please keep quiet in the pagoda.

Interested in visiting the Phung Son Tu Pagoda on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Phung Son Tu Pagoda among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.