Quan Âm Pagoda is a Chinese-style Buddhist pagoda located on Lao Tu Street in Cho Lon, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Founded in the 19th century, it is dedicated to Guanyin (Vietnamese: Quan Âm), the Chinese goddess of mercy and the Chinese form of the Indian bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. The pagoda is popular among both Vietnamese and Chinese Buddhists; most of its inscriptions are in Chinese characters, but some have had Vietnamese labels added. In addition to veneration of Guanyin and the teachings of the Buddha, the pagoda also includes Pure Land worship of the Amitabha Buddha (A Di Da Phat), elements of Taoism, and the folk worship of the Fujianese sea goddess Mazu in her role as the "Queen of Heaven" (Thien Hau).
The temple was built by Hokkien immigrants to the city in the late 19th century.
via wijaya | May 31, 2018
Beautiful space with beautiful energy inside! I am very grateful to find this place and visited it. The energy from this places touches my heart. The old man to lids the spiral-incense-stick was very friendly and polite, even though he doesn't speak any English. Good space to meditate and make wish! A place must be visited ;)
白君德 | Jun 10, 2018
Pretty little temple. Seems newer looking. Go one street south to see older temples.
Liza Louisa | May 26, 2018
Amazing decor and very well maintained temple. I was surprised that it looked more Grand than the more famous and more historic thean hau temple which was situated within walking distance. Even the pillars had amazing wood carvings and being a Taoist temple, this place had all the idols worshipped by the taoists.
Robert Carscadden | Apr 19, 2018
Good stop. No tourists. Unexpected fully Chinese style in South Vietnam. Worth a visit. Leave some little money of course.
Norma Jean Vergara | Mar 17, 2018
It looks unassuming from outside but inside it's actually quite expansive. It's unique in that it uses bright colors (yellows, greens and reds) and most visitors here are worshippers, not tourists.
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