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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Temples in Ho Chi Minh City

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Jade Emperor Pagoda - Phuoc Hai Tu - Chua Ngoc Hoang: 73 Duong Mai Thi Luu. Built 1909 by the Cantonese community, very colorfoul, with phantastic statues of divinities. In the main sanctuary you find the Jade Emperor (Ngoc Hoang). This Taoist figure is the "god of the heavens", he decides who will enter and who will be refused. In a room to the left you'll find Kim Hua, a goddess of fertility, and Thanh Hoang, the King of Hell. Carved wooden panels show the tortures that await the damned. Read more details and see a video by dungzoom.

The door. Picture © marhas 1

Picture © marhas 1

Lions guard the entrance. Picture © marhas 1

Picture © izahorsky

Picture © marhas 1

Picture © marhas 1

Picture © izahorsky

Read more about the temples in Cholon (Chinatown):
Cholon Impressions

More about Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon):

Ho Chi Minh City Impressions: Discover the town.

Ho Chi Minh City Delights: Reviews of restaurants and cafés.

Hotels and Guesthouses in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Good reviews and not so good ones.

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