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Chua Ba Thien Hau

710 Nguyen Trai, Q.5 | Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bathurst, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Perhaps not worth a visit on its own, but in combination with the nearby Binh Tay Market and historically important Cha Tham Church it's worth a stop. Also a short walk from here is the Quan Am Pagoda (Chùa Ôn Lăng), which for me was the most interesting place of worship in Chinatown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I came to this temple on a motor bike city tour. it was somewhere I probably wouldn't have gone to on my own, it's the second oldest temple and is a beautiful magical place to visit. Travelling through Asia you can get sick of looking at temples but this one is worth a stop and is quite unique.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Well, the Asian people (Vietnamese , Chinese ) they like the red (lucky) yellow ,Gold (Money) . That reason why the temple covered by the red and yellow color. The local people told me that , if you stainding in front of Buddha statue if you need or want some thing just tell him, I was prayed all the best... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It's old and good handcrafts skills, but very small so only half an hour will be done unless you want to do prayer.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This temple offers a great opportunity to observe a functioning Buddhist temple, where practitioners come to burn incense, bow in front of the Buddha statute and pray, as well as many visitors who take pictures....

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Denmark, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A spiritual place in major cities. In the crowded place to have a place like this, make me feel very sacred. I feel safe with my family and my friends here. We love this place

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Burton-on-Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This appears to be the largest and oldest in Ho Chi Minh City. It contains many statues and there is a whole lot of incense being burnt (adds to the atmosphere). Despite our having visited many temples during our tour of Indo China, we felt that this was well worth the visit. It is some way outside the centre of... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Chua Ba Thien Hau temple is one of the oldest history of the Chinese in Ho Chi Minh City. Besides the value of the art of architecture, sculpture, ancient artifacts, it also has a different value, which is not only a place to meet religious needs but also a place to gather and mutual for Vietnamese people

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Parramatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Dedicated to the lady of the Sea, this quaint little temple in the middle of Chinatown is a little island of calm. Stepping out into the open courtyard it feels like some exotic land far away from the city. I see the sun shining brightly, casting a cool shadow over the covered walkway. I never get tired of staring at... More

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Having a 'free' first day in HCMC, we chose to visit less touristy sites. We were pleased to stumble upon this temple which was completely empty except for one worshiper. We had time to admire the sculptures and details of the building. The incense clouds made our visit even more magical. If you have the time and energy, I would... More

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