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

73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 128 894 2399
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“turtle pond”(31 reviews)
“wood carvings”(18 reviews)
“incense smoke”(13 reviews)
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Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 128 894 2399
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"turtle pond"
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"wood carvings"
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"incense smoke"
in 13 reviews
"interesting temple"
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"joss sticks"
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"working temple"
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"worth a visit"
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"worship"
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"praying"
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"taoist"
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"gods"
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"prayer"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a part of Mekong tour, worth stopping, sleeping buddha is too good, Buddha statues inside Pagoda is equally good, intricate carvings, wonderfully decorated artifacts, ancient looks, clean and serene atomosphere

Thank Mahesh N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small old Pagoda temple building. Out of the way. Has a small turtle pond on the right side. In the center there is a fish pond. Very crowded due to its small size. You can go up the stairs to the 2nd floor balcony and...More

Thank telcom3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet compact and totally different from other chinese temples. They have a big tortoise pond. However its in a bad shape. Can visit only if time permits. But nothing much to see for more than 30 min.

Thank Pradeep A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us friends go urban sketching on sunday mornings. Arriving at the pagoda at 7 am (opens), we had enough time to go through the (comparatively) compact pagoda before the faithful arrive in numbers. Inside are a host of rooms dedicated to various...More

Thank JimmyDevasia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pagoda is a old structure, it’s upkeep isn’t as great as it should have been. Ex Us president Barack Obama was on visit to this place when he was on a visit to Vietnam. They say people wishing for love and children come to...More

Thank Dino_Goa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pagoda is situated between some busy streets. The building and the inside are beautiful. Was unfortunately very crowded when I visited.

Thank Valerie D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very old Chinese pagoda situated in district 1 well worth an hour of your time for sure, easy shaded walk through with some interesting history to view .

Thank Normaus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there today with high hopes of an enjoyable and interesting day. We got neither. Temple was very dilapidated and really offered nothing, esp when compared to other SE Asia temples. Was really quite boring with no highlight whatsoever My view in all truth...More

Thank JimmacGourock
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few temples of Saigon. Vietnam has much fewer temples if compared to many other south-east Asian countries. During "Chinese new year" aka Tet, a temple is very crowded.

Thank DiiipaDaaapa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Pagoda - very popular with locals - and bear in mind that it is in use - so need to be respectful - remove hat and sunglasses before entering. Pictures inside are frowned upon as there are people making their prays and offerings. Various...More

Thank Geoff G
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Nicola C
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Response from Lauren G | Reviewed this property |
I wore shorts and had no problems. Although it was a tad chilly at the end of December.
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