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Mariamman Hindu Temple

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Address: 45 Truong Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Only Hindu Temple of Saigon

Though there are very few Indians living in Saigon this Hindu Temple is a landmark. During an evening Aarti(Prayer) I did see mostly Vietnamese attending. Many natives of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Indore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were badgered to go in by a guy outside who gave the impression he was somehow involved with the temple. He gave us some incense sticks as we went in. As we left he told us we owed 100k dong for the sticks. Then he said "each". I handed the money over without thinking about it. It's only about... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Nothing really worth seeing of any significance unless you are a Hindu. Interesting building, some carvings and statuary, a lot of bright colours and not much else. I didn't find it a haven of tranquility either. 10 minutes tops is all it needs and only if you are passing this way.

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Though there are very few Indians living in Saigon this Hindu Temple is a landmark. During an evening Aarti(Prayer) I did see mostly Vietnamese attending. Many natives of Vietnamese do follow Hinduism and visit this temple regularly

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Whenever I am in its neighborhood, I linger some moments inside this place. It's small, looks better from the outside.

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Monkstown, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

All you need is 10 minutes and you've seen all there is to see. Pop in if you're in the neighborhood.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you are near would recommend stopping by, but would not go out of the way unless you really need a couple of minutes of silence. Whatever you do, do not take anything from anyone outside (Lavender Joss/Incense Sticks etc.), I did and had to pay 100 Dong for the pleasure. There are plenty of Incense sticks inside and can... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was by chance we landed at this temple. We had gone to the Tau Dan Park for a stroll and on our way back to the hotel on Pham Hong Thai Rd. took a detour. We had an argument as to which road to follow and after backtracking one, came in front of this temple. Looking at the Gopuram... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were amazed and surprised to see the dedication, cleanliness of this temple. You will find Vietnamese people praying with the same dedication as Indians do!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This classic 19th C temple was built by the Chettiars, a rich trading community from South India. It is dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman. Like most temples it is rich in detailing and colour. Sculptures of various goddesses adorn its walls and lintels besides the main deity in the centre. Though just by a busy street it's an oasis of... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I happend to walk past here and snapped some pictures. hate to say it but wouldn't go out of my way to see this temple. it's average at best. then again I haven't really seen a Hindu temple that was amazing.

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