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Address: 710 Nguyen Trai | Cho Lon, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Good place to visit if you have not seen many temples.

Recommend going with a guide as you can learn a fair bit about why the temple is set out the way it is. Will say it is like most other temples that are around however this one is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Josh T
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit. The temple is dedicated to Mazu, the goddess of the sea and patron saint to sailors, fishermen, and those whose cultures are associated with the sea, along with Guan Yu, the god of wars, brotherhood, and righteousness, and Fu De, the earth god. A calm place in the middle of the action. People come here to make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest Chinese temple in Saigon built by the Chinese in 1760. Dedicated to the Lady Thein Hau, the Chinese Goddess Mazu. There are hundreds of incense spirals hanging from the roof, which last for about seven days. An interesting feature of the temple is the porcelain statues that decorate the roof.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend going with a guide as you can learn a fair bit about why the temple is set out the way it is. Will say it is like most other temples that are around however this one is a Taoist temple not Buddhist

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful little temple with lots of small statues facing you on the roof. People burn incense and coils as offerings. You can pay $1 and add a piece of pink paper for an offering. We were told the coils can burn (very slowly) for 3 weeks. Some nice pictures of the 12 calendar signs although Vietnamese substitute... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance, from the road, the exterior looks worn and a little faded but that ends as soon as you step inside. However, not a good place if you have asthma- there is copious amounts of smoke from literally hundreds of incense sticks. Take a few coins or $US to make a donation and to buy a candle or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this Chinese style temple was included in our tour of Saigon. The temple is dedicated to a Chinese sea God and may have origins in Taoism and Buddhism. There are a number of large sand filled receptacles all containing multiple long burning incense sticks which give the whole place a very sweet smelling smoky atmosphere. Hanging from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to include this on your visit to Ho Chi Minh City. For one US dollar can experience doing an offering. That was a highlight of visiting this Temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very quaint temple. It's more in the Chinese style. It's beautifully kept and you can even burn your own prayer incents.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this temple on the last day of our Vietnam trip. We were happy at the serenity of the temple and the different places of worship. The incense lighting was very unusual which I have not seen anywhere else in the world. You write down your wish and give it to the monk who will light a huge spiral incense... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get into and walk around, even though it is an active temple. The incense could get a little overwhelming, but enjoyed seeing the hanging presentation of it. Some nice carvings/art. Some interesting photos, too.

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