New secret pagoda discovery in Saigon.

Yesterday I got to hang out in a beautiful old pagoda in Saigon that my girlfriend was first introduced to as a high school student.

This little known pagoda is home to around 40 monks. Their day starts early with two hours of worship at 4am and another worship service at 5pm. After exploring this beautiful and tranquil pagoda we sat and drank tea and talked with three of the senior monks for some time, a surreal and unique experience seemingly far from the bustle of a hectic city.

Below is a photo of one of our new friends. Window light is so cool for a portrait but in this case it makes the image super atmospheric.