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Address: 710 Nguyen Trai, District 5 | Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Nice find and not far from the district one

This is a great venue to see a real Taoist and Buddhist temple. This is not a tourist trap but rather somewhere where people are actively praying and worshipping. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ba Thien Hau Temple is 300 years-old and is definitely way better than Jade Emperor Pagoda. I would suggest you skip Jade Emperor and go here instead. The temple is open-air so the smoke of the incense won't suffocate the visitors (unlike Jade Emperor). The incense coils are pretty and picturesque.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great venue to see a real Taoist and Buddhist temple. This is not a tourist trap but rather somewhere where people are actively praying and worshipping. Very interesting!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited this little temple on a weekend and it was quiet. Hidden in between shop-houses and tall buildings, the outer courtyard of the temple is basic. Around the iron gate in front of the temple, vendors were selling little birds and incense sticks. Through the main gate from the outer courtyard, there were carved colourful figures/characters decorated along the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We arrived here as part of a tour around the city. Our guide was very informative into the background of the temple, the oldest still standing in the city. Hidden behind a few tall buildings, but definitely worth visiting. Very quiet and has beautiful carvings around the ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Temple make me sitting still in one of the corners...something special...please do not ask me what...feel it by your self.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A quaint little Chinese temple hidden away in the side streets. This little temple was very colourful & had tiny little sculptures around the roof.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wonderful Temple! worth a visit! Beautiful ornate carvings surrounding the inside upper walls. Peaceful despite being in the centre of 'china town'. Visitors can light their own conical incense, write a message and it is hung up....a sight to behold!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A small temple located in china town. For buddhist, you can buy incense coil from temple which cost abt VND 20,000 only. Pray to Thien Hau, make a wish and light the incense coil. It can last about 1 week. We spend about 30 minutes for visiting. Worth for visit.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ba Thien Hau Temple is another nice temple at HCMC. Nothing special. My recommendation is to combine it with a real impressive temple a few minutes from there. the, Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went to the temple to pray for my family. The structure is majestic and definitely one to visit. Thien Hau is one of the most famous God in Buddhism. Just be careful not to get jibbed by the ladies outside who sell you incense.

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