The Thien Hau Temple (Vietnamese: Miếu Bà Thiên Hậu), officially the Ba Thien Hau Pagoda (Chùa Bà Thiên Hậu, "Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau"), is a Chinese-style temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu on Nguyễn Trãi Street in the Cho Lon ("Chinatown") of District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
It called as Thien Hau Pagoda. It seem to be rather ancient. Many people even tourists ( most of them come from chinese) come here to make ceremonial offerings, especially on traditional vacations or Tet. This is a work architecture that is influenced by Chinese Culture. We can see many dragon and phoenix sympol or pictographic curve engraved on the wall and the roof. They are really sophisticated and mysterious that you should trip here to admire
A small temple with awe sculptures and details ornaments especially at the roofing details. The smell and the smokes of the dupa and the beautiful rituals ornaments will enrich the atmosphere when you visit this temple.
The smoke and smell of incense in this Chinese temple, together with the ornate architecture, give a rich, intense atmosphere. It was built by immigrants from Guangzhou, dedicated to goddess “Mazu”, who protects Chinese seafarers. Note that it is the image of Mazu that is the main shrine ( not Buddha!) You need time to admire the many carvings, and a guide will add value, unless you can read Cantonese! A souvenir shop is inside and also sells incense sticks or the coiled incense “cones” (VND30 000) you can light and have hung up for you.
Nice, old place. People well-behaved, friendly.
This is the holy temple of Saigon Chinese , a spiritual place of the overseas community, today is the destination of tourists on the tour program when coming to the China area.
A favorite stop for tour groups. I don't personally think that it's the best temple in the Cho Lon area, but I do appreciate the intricate details on the pillars. The temple does look very old. It doesnt have a solemn vibe at all due to the continuous wave of tourists.
Old and rustic. The intricate woodwork is the real treasure. The staff there can speak Mandarin/Chinese
A few hundred years old Chinese temple rest near the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh. Very historic and traditional.
Beautiful place. Pretty different with many burning incense. Peaceful and serene temple
Lovely details everywhere in the temple. Clean and well maintained, there's space and opportunity to admire the elaborate carvings, the old fashioned tiled floors and even the incense sticks!
Beautiful Buddhist temple. Exceptional wood and stone ornaments anywhere you look.