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Chua Ba Thien Hau

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Address: 710 Nguyen Trai, Q.5 | Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Beautiful Chinese Temple

We live in Beijing and who would have thought we would need to travel to Vietnam to see a truly old Chinese Temple. This is beautiful and well worth the visit - especially if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We live in Beijing and who would have thought we would need to travel to Vietnam to see a truly old Chinese Temple. This is beautiful and well worth the visit - especially if you live in China. Most Chinese Temples have been destroyed thanks to Mao and what you see there today is 'recreated' to look old. This was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a lovely visit to the Thien Hau temple as a family. We have seen many temples in our travels and this was yet another but we appreciated its unique Chinese history among the Vietnamese culture. Our tour guide was able to tell us a lot about this temple, its past, its architecture and how it functions today. His... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building, full of atmosphere, urns, joss sticks, colour... It was fascinating, and I'm glad we called in for 30 minutes or so. But there was a lot of smoke. So much smoke!

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Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

An interesting temple stop, it is located in Chinatown. It was very busy with people lighting incense sticks and generally visiting the temple. Some of the incense was in the shape of a round coil, and a man on a ladder was attaching them high up. If you collect coins or bank notes you may be lucky to encounter street... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Nice, but nothing special. The day that we went here, there was so much smoke from the incense and also the worshippers were also burning some paper things in the centre of the temple. This temple is not the place to be if you have breathing problems! It was a stop on our HCM City Tour.

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Dalat, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Its size isn't big but I loved every inch of the temple. The spiral inscent's ashes may be a bit annoying if you're not wearing sunglasses though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Must see in Ho Chi Minh ! Good point is that the building has just been renovated in January 2015. Furthermore, quite central if you want to walk around there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If your touring around HCMC this is worth a stop. In here you can feel your blood pressure dropping. A peaceful spot in the middle of a very busy city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A beautiful temple in the middle of Chinatown, dedicated to the Chinese Ocean Goddess who saved her family members from drowning. The temple is an oasis of calm in an otherwise frenetic city. Unlike a lot of temples in Vietnam, there were a lot of people worshipping, praying and burning incense. The incense ranged from single sticks in vases to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We saw this attraction only because we booked a one-day tour with Tiger Tours, and this was one area we visited while enjoying HCM City riding on the back of motorbikes. Since we had seen many temples already, we did not spend a lot of time here, but that was not needed. Because it is not a crowded tourist attraction,... More 

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