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In a Vietnamese beach town, waves of serenity soothe one’s soul

Famous for its beaches, Nha Trang Town also boasts one of the nation’s largest outdoor Buddha statues, offering soulful peace.

On a hill in Vietnam, 500 compassionate bodhisattvas meditate

The Linh An Pagoda in Lam Dong has around 500 3-meter high statues of Avalokitesvara, or Guan Yin Bodhisattva.

Woman’s karma comment puts pagoda practices in the dock

A northern Vietnam pagoda gets flak for paid exorcisms and propagating ‘superstitions’ after a follower blames murder on victim’s karma.
March 23, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon pagoda upgrades fortune telling to Industry 4.0 era

A pagoda has installed a fortune-telling robot that only needs a coin to prompt her to do her thing.
March 01, 2019 | 08:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s tallest mountain acquires a spiritual dimension

The age-old notion of gleaning wisdom from a learned one atop a mountain finds expression in Fansipan’s magnificent pagoda complex.
February 19, 2019 | 08:17 pm GMT+7

50,000 pilgrims visit Huong Pagoda on festival’s opening day

More than 50,000 pilgrims were at the Huong Son complex in Hanoi Sunday, overwhelming roads and cable cars.
February 11, 2019 | 10:06 am GMT+7

Where the Buddha sits on the back of a king

King Le Hy Tong placed the Buddha on his own back to repent his mistreatment of Buddhism.
February 10, 2019 | 11:01 am GMT+7

On the first day of Tet, people throng pagodas

An auspicious air pervaded Hanoi and Saigon as the devout flocked to pagodas on the first day of Tet.
February 05, 2019 | 09:00 pm GMT+7

Conde Nast Traveller: Vietnam’s Mekong Delta among best destinations for 2019

British magazine Conde Nast Traveller has listed Vietnam’s Mekong Delta among the best destinations to visit in 2019.
December 20, 2018 | 12:11 pm GMT+7

A Saigon pagoda that’s a ceramic wonderland

The Vien Giac Pagoda in Saigon, dating back 60 years, hosts a remarkable ceramic tribute to the Buddha.
November 05, 2018 | 03:40 pm GMT+7

Century-old Saigon pagoda’s dazzling pottery collection

​Phap Hoa Pagoda has 10,000 pieces from various cultures and ages.
September 12, 2018 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

In the month of the ghost, pets ‘come back to life’

In a Hanoi pagoda, people visit their dead pets with incense and trays of food favored by their erstwhile companions.
August 30, 2018 | 11:50 am GMT+7

A Khmer pagoda exudes peace in Saigon

A 70-year-old Khmer pagoda in Saigon meditates on the Buddha in the bustling urban air.
August 10, 2018 | 08:19 am GMT+7

A pagoda in southern Vietnam reflects Khmer glory

100-year-old Xiem Can Pagoda in Bac Lieu Province harks back to times when the Khmer culture flourished in Vietnam.
August 08, 2018 | 09:30 am GMT+7

A spiritual high: Tallest bell tower in Saigon

Xa Loi stands out as a pagoda that carries modern achitectural influences.
June 18, 2018 | 11:40 am GMT+7
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