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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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  • Nice pagoda to visit, the ideal is to include it in your agenda for the day because the visit is very short, I discourage the asthmatic people or disliking the incense to visit this place because there are a lot and as the pieces are small enough that little fast become uncomfortable
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  • Different than in the Northern cities, the HCMC temples seem to be visited by plenty of local folks. This pagoda is particularly crowded, so it's a different experience - on top of the building itself...  more »
  • Wonderful old building and a wonderful environment......calm, quiet, peaceful. Worth a visit when in Saigon. Is busy with locals there for 'prayer' when we visited and can imagine it is like this most...  more »
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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