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Emperor Jade Pagoda (Chua Ngoc Hoang or Phuoc Hai Tu)

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Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship...
Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest.
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Outside was quite dirty and not very well maintained. Inside was nice but very dark and also looked dirty. I expected more and would say if you're in the area you can stop by for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Outside was quite dirty and not very well maintained. Inside was nice but very dark and also looked dirty. I expected more and would say if you're in the area you can stop by for a few minutes. If you're staying in district 1 it's not worth the cab ride over.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The pagoda small and pleasant, but it is definitely for the locals, I don't think there were any other tourists there when we visited. While I enjoyed experiencing the religious rituals of the locals, at the same time I couldn't help feeling as if we were intruding on an intimate family activity on a Sunday morning. The pagoda itself was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Being a solo traveller it was nice seeing this temple of worship. Very easy to miss if you've never heard or seen this place before. Will pay to have a tour guide with you to explain the different worshipping shrines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A beautiful pagoda inside but has been quite neglected Large fish in outdoor pond but not cleaned area outside neglected

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is one of many Buddhist temples in Ho Chi Minh city. If you are curious enough to go inside, you may find many interesting statues and ceremonies.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a very small pagoda with not a lot to see. Whilst it was enjoyable to look at, there wasn't much to see. And was very small and gloomy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Pagoda was ok for Ho Chi Minh, but you will see more beautiful buildings in cities like Hoi An. Very difficult to find - our cab driver got lost on the way. Pond with turtles interesting, but looked very crowded and like they weren't being taken care of. Lots of tourists as this is a highly rated destination, but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A nice place to cool off and calm down from Ho Chi Minh's hectic streets. They have an extremely large turtle and the interior of the temple is quite nice. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is probably one of teh very few temple that is worth visiting when in Saigon. This place is attracting tourists and people on their way to the office who go there to quickly pray and go. Go inside, have a look, and do not miss teh turtles when you go outside

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This tucked away Pagoda temple is quite interesting as it's a mix of Tao and Buddhist faiths. There's some nice turtle ponds and few interesting worshiping areas. Certainly not the most ornate or fancy but worth a look.

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Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City

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