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Ba Thien Hau Temple, Ho Chi Minh City

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View a prime example of 19th-century Chinese temple architecture at Ba Thien Hau Temple. This temple is frequented by a wide variety of worshippers and tourists. The site is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, who is said to be able to save people facing trouble out at sea. Take note of the ornate exterior roof, decorative lanterns, and wooden theater models. When you enter the temple, you will find a partially covered courtyard, altar, and burning incense. Plan my trip to Ho Chi Minh City with suggested itineraries provided by Klarna Trips.
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  • Same or similar if you see the temples in Hoian - Chinese architecture. If you are not in Hoian before you can visit 
    Same or similar if you see the temples in Hoian - Chinese architecture. If you are not in Hoian before you can visit  more »
  • Something is different when you are in Ho Chi Minh. If you have a tour guide you can learn a lot how Chinese people came here to live - interesting 
    Something is different when you are in Ho Chi Minh. If you have a tour guide you can learn a lot how Chinese people came here to live - interesting  more »
  • Temples for me is a place for solemnity and a time to reflect. Ba Thien Hau Temple is a place travelers should visit to capture the beauty of the spiritual side of Vietnam. The spiral incense you... 
    Temples for me is a place for solemnity and a time to reflect. Ba Thien Hau Temple is a place travelers should visit to capture the beauty of the spiritual side of Vietnam. The spiral incense you...  more »
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  • Visiting this Temple was such a beautiful experience. It's not very crowded and it's very well kept. You can make offerings to many of the different gods and wish yourself well in the new year. It is located in Chinatown, and it might be a nice idea to get some healing teas or herbal remedies. There is a parking lot next door where you can park your motorbike. There are plenty of restaurants in the area to grab something to eat.
  • As a tourist this place is worth a visit. Very old tample. Speak with locals.
  • This is a nice pagoda worth visiting. See photos uploaded
  • Not too busy, peaceful place with lots of interesting details to look at. Atmospheric.
  • This is one of the oldest Taoist Temple in town which was built in 1760 and is dedicated to the Godness of Seafarers (believed to be very sacred towards boats in danger). The temple is very spacious with 3 compartments and small outdoor spaces in between, without roof and releases incense smokes up the sky. There are also amazing sculptures of traditional Chinese folks on the roof, paintings or figures, making it also a place for traditional Chinese arts display. However, the time when I visited was in Lunar New Year, massive tourists and models for photograph have disrupted the peaceful image of the temple, with a lot of incense smoke as a consequence should require stronger act.

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