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Emperor Jade Pagoda (Chua Ngoc Hoang or Phuoc Hai Tu)

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Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is...

Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest.

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Too crowded. Too many people. Seems to be more outside the city not in the books. Perhaps they are less crowded?

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A Chinese influenced Pagoda, busy and small. Free to enter. Really interesting . Worth a look. About half an hours walm from the riverside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Too crowded. Too many people. Seems to be more outside the city not in the books. Perhaps they are less crowded?

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Jade Pagoda is a shrine where local people go and do their worship. The place can be pretty crowded, but the good news is that they are not really disturbed by tourists. We could have some rest in the front garden.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Toasit temple (Jade Emperors pagoda) was a little underwhelming given lonely planet spoke so highly of it.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Emperor Jade Pagoda is a fascinating, high energy temple. As a foreign visitor it was most interesting to see locals worshipping in and at a variety of rooms and alters. I only wish I had gone with a guide or local who could explain the intricacies of the setting and how it all fits together.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite many tourists this place as got a certain charm and we can relax and pray with our being disturb by others. Peoples were organised and didn't walked in any direction and the place is a place for our mind and for our pray

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven, Ngoc Hoang). On the right side you see a 4m-high statue of the general who defeated the Green Dragon (depicted underfoot). On the left is the general who defeated the White Tiger. In one room you see ceramic figures of 12 women, overrun... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited, the Pagoda was packed with people, mostly locals making offerings. There is a pond with a huge number of turtles on the right as yo walk in. Inside are some beautiful wooden carvings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at a time that many locals chose to visit the temple. It was pleasant watching the locals praying to the God of Heaven & offering gifts of food, flowers & incense, they seemed quite devout so we were careful to be respectful of their place of worship It was quite a moving experience as well as enjoyable to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

+ A typical Asian Chinese temple + There are few interesting large statues inside - Not really well maintained temple

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