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Ba Thien Hau Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

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View a prime example of 19th-century Chinese temple architecture at Ba Thien Hau Temple. This temple is frequented by a wide variety of worshippers and tourists. The site is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, who is said to be able to save people facing trouble out at sea. Take note of the ornate exterior roof, decorative lanterns, and wooden theater models. When you enter the temple, you will find a partially covered courtyard, altar, and burning incense. Add Ba Thien Hau Temple and other attractions to your Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary using our Ho Chi Minh City vacation builder.
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  • Fascinating. People praying, lighting incense some unu conical incense that one attaches a wish to and then hangs from the ceiling smouldering for a week. The birds were sad to see all framed into sma...  more »
  • Loved visiting this temple- it felt like a working place of worship with burning incense, offerings, many old and macabre wooden carved figures and load of turtles!  more »
  • Is is of a place not "very tourist" but is an of them tempos curious and beautiful that you'll visit in Ho Chi Minh. In the city there is no much pagoda as if happens in the northern part of the country, so this temple (because it is not a pagoda) is a good choice to make a religious visit to the city. Incense hung from the ceiling, the enormous amount of incense that exist, some of them, the circular will surprise you, they last up to 6 days. You can pay to buy one, write a message and leave it on the ceiling so that when you return to Spain, you'll know that it is still burning slowly that "little piece of you". Otherwise, have some bathrooms before enter, and to get is cross several streets of the market of spices of the city, that also is very curious. If you're going to go through there it is worth entering see it, if you're going to go on their own, be to see the Spice market and the temple at the same time
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  • I saw many tourists visiting this temple. Must be bcos it is oldest temple in Saigon. Everything here looks historical, must be dome stories behind. (Refer my photos)
  • One of the best view and the old temple. Must visit!
  • Small but beautiful Mazu temple. Well preserved
  • Very big and seems so old.. But looks like it has lots of history behind.. Trow a visit wont be a waste
  • Great Pagoda to see dragon dance, lion dance and a lot of activities to celebrate lunar new year.