Thien Hau Pagoda is a Chinese style temple located on Nguyễn Trãi Street in the Cho Lon (Chinatown).

Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Thien Hau Pagoda is a deity of traditional Chinese religion.

Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon

The interior of the Thien Hau Pagoda is actually a partially covered courtyard.

Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Thien Hau Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The altar to Thien Hau Pagoda is dominated by the three statues of the goddess.

Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Thien Hau Pagoda in Saigon City, Vietnam.

A man with a buch of incense sticks at Thien Hau Pagoda.

Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City Thien Hau Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Thien Hau Pagoda or it is also still called Ba Pagoda of Chinese is located at 710 Nguyen Trai Street, 05 District, Ho Chi Minh City. This is one of the most ancient pagoda which was built by Chinese since 1760. This pagoda is included the hundreds of the valuable antiquities since the end of 18th century to the beginning of 20th century such as the wooden and stone statues, the stone stele, urns, parallel sentences, relives….all of these were made very skill and nice. 

What is the architectural are of Thien Hau Pagoda?

Thien Hau Pagoda was built by the special architectural style of Chinese and orient since 1760 of 18th century, at first this pagoda is just an small temple, then it has passed four times to restore by years such as 1800, 1842, 1890 and 1916, so nowadays it is very beautiful and specially. Thien Hau Pagoda is one of the most beautiful thirty pagodas  of Chinese in Ho Chi Minh City.

Nowadays, Thien Hau Pagoda is the place for the Chinese whose live in this place to gather together once having the community activities, they arrive here to decorate for their pagoda more beautiful to then take part in their traditional activities on the important dates such as the first date of a month (lunar), or the fifteenth day of the (lunar) month and festivals. People go to Thien Hau Pagoda to pray for their health, business….Beside the demand about the spirit life that is showed clearly in the festivals in Thien Hau Pagoda, then the solidarity between Vietnamese and Chinese is also very well in Thien Hau pagoda.

Thien Hau pagoda is a big and important pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, it is not only one of the cultural relic with the high value about the art and architecture but also so this pagoda is the place where often take place the meaning activities such as collecting money which help for the poor children, collect money to build the social schools…

What is the special food around of Thien Hau Pagoda’s area?

Thien Hau pagoda is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City so that exploring this famous pagoda you also have a chance to enjoy the local and street food around Saigon such as Com Tam this is one of the most popular and famous food in Saigon, everywhere has this special food but it is always the best in Saigon, it called Com Tam because it is cooked from Tam rice, this is one of the best kind of rices in Vietnam. The second delicious food which is available around Thien Hau Pagoda is Hu Tieu Ca, this dish is one of the most famous food of Chinese who live and work in Saigon from the past to now, the third dish is very special Hu Tieu Nam Vang this special food has the originality from Cambodia but it is processed by Chinese. The next is Goi Kho Bo this is one of the most favourite food of Saigon people….

There are a lot of the different sightseeing and the local food that is very interested around the area of Thien Hau Pagoda and it should not be missed once you travel this sight. Beside that, Thien Hau Pagoda is also located in the real center of Ho Chi Minh City, it is not so far from the main sights of Saigon such as Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Post Office, so if you have a chance to travel Ho Chi Minh City the most famous destination in the southern Vietnam, then you should not miss to explore Thien Hau pagoda, a pagoda where although was passed many centuries, it still kept a lot of its own old values.

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