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Address: 45 Truong Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Very famous Hindu temple near Ben Thanh market

Very famous Hindu temple near Ben Thanh market, known as the "Chua Ba or Lady Temple" by vietnamese, with a lot of Non Hindu believers. As is the case for a number of prosperous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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HCMC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very famous Hindu temple near Ben Thanh market, known as the "Chua Ba or Lady Temple" by vietnamese, with a lot of Non Hindu believers. As is the case for a number of prosperous temples, it is now managed by the People's Committees.

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was the closest temple to my hotel (on Bui Vien) so I decided to walk there and take a look. It's free and no one hassled me for money or asked for a donation. It's quite a small place and not really that impressive but it's worth a look if you're nearby. You could combine it with a walk... More 

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Chennai
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A pleasant surprise to find a Hindu temple in the bustling heart of HCMC. Good to see Vietnamese maintain the temple well and pray with devotion, using rituals one would see commonly in India. Also the temple has been completely localized, with everything written in Vietnamese. Amazing.

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

It was about 5 in the afternoon and when we got there, the place looks like I can't explain it but there is something or a feeling/ force that doesn't want us to go inside. The street and the people seem different. I just took a picture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It is refreshing to see an active Hindu culture in HCMC. The temple is in fantastic condition and in a very central location. Be aware of the scammers outside, who have no affiliation with the temple whatsoever. Once you are inside, they are incredibly hospitable and do not push you for money. If you want a prayer performed for you,... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

i actually give this 1 star but post as 5 to warn people about the scam artists outside who foist incense and flowers on you and then scream for money. Most of the 5 star posters don't mention them. Be careful or just avoid it altogether.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Arrived at this temple on a Tuesday, 11:30am, to find out that it was closed. Not sure why and there wasn't any reason stated on the closed gates. So my partner and I just admired the view from outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This temple is a pretty easy walk from the backpacker district- I went in feeling a little awkward and out of place as the locals were saying their prayers and I felt intrusive- didn't want to take my camera out, but a nice guy walked up to me and my boyfriend and told us we could take as many photos... More 

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the only Hindu temple in Ho Chi Minh City, so if you've never seen such thing before just give it a go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

So beautiful. It have English explanation all over it. Very informative. Mix of culture, religion, faith, respect and meditation. Just perfect for all ages.

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