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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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Not in great condition but a beautiful spot. Fish ponds and a turtle pond add extra interest for young ones.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a "functioning" shrine in which locals are in prayer continuously. It is a magnificent opportunity to visualize these activities in a glorious setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not in great condition but a beautiful spot. Fish ponds and a turtle pond add extra interest for young ones.

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Thank russAustralia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The temple is tucked in among busy streets. The front courtyard offers a sanctuary for weary travellers with stone benches to rest on. In front of the temple is a fish pond, and next to the entrance is a pond with lots of turtles. Inside there's a lot of different statutes plus more on the left wing. The building is... More 

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Thank TravelyBug
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local temple, but not as well maintained as others. Probably not the most important things to do in saigon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the courtyard and the interior of the Temple are interesting. Outside there are little ponds for fish & terrapins. Inside there are the typical statues of Kwan Yin and other deities

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Thank Brian R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pagoda was built by the Chinese (only) over 100 years ago. Resembles the pagodas in Canton. The main deity here is the Heaven's Keeper (Jade Emperor). Interesting.

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Thank Mariusz M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this Temple a lot. It is located a bit further from all main attractions and that is why this temple worth a title as a hidden gem. The temple is authentic with the solid wood architecture for the old structure. The temple filled with smoke from the joss stick and creates a musky ambiance. It is consisted with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Pagoda as part of a half day tour of the city and it didnt do it for me. I think if you are visiting the tourist sites you might as well include this but 10 minutes and I think you'll be done. Free to enter so can't complain too much but if time is tight then give... More 

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Thank aniceglassofred
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A typical Asian Chinese Taoist theology temple. You can make your trip easy by downloading Vietnam Bus map from google play. The city transportation is very convenient. Each bus trip cost you only 4,000-8,000 Dong per ride, which is considerably less that USD$1. The apps will tells you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful temple hosting the most powerful of all gods, with a lots of locals showing their devotion, an insight into local culture, better appreciated with the help of a guide who will make the difference and show you the hidden details that you will never notice on your own,

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