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Emperor Jade Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

#4 of 37 in Historic Sites in Ho Chi Minh City
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Stop by Emperor Jade 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. You can plan Ho Chi Minh City trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Before we left on our trip we were looking for things to see while in Saigon. It looks very small but contains so much incredible stuff. We took a Grab (app) Ride to get there how it was about...  more »
  • Very beautiful place.Spent hours admiring the great detail and hours or should I say years of work.Great artist.  more »
  • I visited this temple in 2004 and has been a regular visitor here almost every other week as I came here to pray. It makes me feel calm and peaceful when I pray here. A very nice temple which worship the main God named Jade Emperor. President Obama visited here during his tenure and I remembered at that time, many people called it Obama temple. So it speaks for itself how famous this temple is till this very day.
  • This aged old temple is magnificent and spiritually amazing. Feeling great after visited yesterday. It's wonderful to know that former US president Obama been here before!

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