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Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

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Stop by Jade Emperor Pagoda, a colorful temple honoring the supreme Taoist god. Built by the Chinese community in 1909, the temple features a large statue of the God of Heavens, with two assistants seated in the central hall taking numerous offerings. Light a candle or burn incense, and observe worshippers reading sutras and socializing in the tropical garden outside the pagoda. Visit the central pond to see the many resident tortoises, which you can feed. Famous for its intensely colored life-size figurines--considered among the finest in the city--the temple serves as a vital and popular religious center. Arrange to visit Jade Emperor Pagoda and other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City using our Ho Chi Minh City vacation route planner.
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  • Had read a lot about this place, so spent half a day wandering around HCMC trying to find the place. It's a bit out of the way, probably best part of the day was seeing all the other parts of the city...  more »
  • The temple if far from district one but walkable, and if you follow the waterways you can also pass by the Zoo on the way. Sadly it was very smokey and claustrophobic...really unacceptable on a hot mi...  more »
  • I have no idea why President Obama chose to visit this temple. It has a little interest but very confusing. Not a highlight for me. 
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  • Chùa cổ, đẹp
  • A buddhist pagoda built by Chinese when they abandon they left their country for rebellion against Qing Dynasty. It is well-known for the historic architecture. In lunar new year, people gather here to pray for fortune and happiness
  • One of the oldest Chinese temple in Saigon. Visit here during Lunar new year, you'll get a ton of good local culture photos
  • thích chổ này
  • Rất tuyệt vời