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Mariamman Hindu Temple

45 Truong Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The oldest & famous hindu temple in Saigon, District 1. A very colorful place to visit. Offerings to deities are being sold outside the temple for VND 100,000. Pious vietnamese can be seen inside the temple. Can be found easily too. But take good care of your belongings. Lots of eateries nearby.

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georgetown
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42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Situated near the ben thanh market, the temple exudes peace when u enter. While right outside is teeming busy with cars on the road, peddlers and shops, the minute u step inside, it is calm and peaceful.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I'm Hindu..i don't like Vietnamese wear the shoes inside the temple...it should be left outside..its not holistic.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

These are scammers not associated with the temple and will begin yelling at you for money (50.000/person) when you leave. There are free (1 per person) joss sticks for prayers inside. Not the most ornate temple, but beautiful nonetheless. There's construction going on outside (Oct 26, 2013), so keep an eye out for it. If you'd like to donate money,... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Being a Hindu devotee, it's my practice to visit a Hindu temple on the first day of my visit to any country. I was happy enough to know that there is a Hindu Shrine in Ho Chi Minh City. I would say the temple is a mixture of Chinese/Vietnamese and Hindu culture. I did not see any usual Hindu priest... More

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kuala lumpur
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is one of the Indian temple in Saigon, Vietnam which was built a few hundred years ago. Although it is not a big temple & unable to match the temples in South India, but it is good to find this temple in a country where Indian are minorities or almost going to extinct. The location are not very far... More

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Definitely worth a few minutes of your time to appreciate the wonderful statues that ring the three walls if the inside of this temple. Despite what others have written it is not difficult to find at all, it is just not a large freestanding temple. It is in easy walking distance from either the backpacker's area or anywhere in District... More

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Padua, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

very small and not so interesting. there are just few statues and it's difficult to find. don't go there

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London, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

As mentioned by others, beware people forcing incense and jasmine on you as you go in. They WILL give you the impression that they are part of the temple and actually prevent you going in without one. They will then accost you as you leave and demand money. (Her starting gambit was a laughable 200,000 Dong!) Very difficult to get... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I preferred this temple to the jade emperor pagoda. It's used by both Hindu's and Buddhists. The external is quite striking with many images of Hindu goddesses: the small interior is a courtyard with brightly decorated wall panels and imagery: it's also a tranquil place to spend a little time

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