Some 4 miles (6 km) out of District 1, is one of the most beautiful pagodas in Ho Chi Minh, the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
On the right of the temple there is a pond with turtles. The building itself is not that impressing, but once you get inside, you realize why many guides say this is a place tourists should not miss. Wonderful wooden statues and richly decorated altars welcome visitors and prayers.
Because of its remote location, I can only recommend coming here on a metered taxi.