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Mariamman Temple is on the side of a street and one can almost walk by it if your not paying... read more

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This HIndu temple was a pleasant surprise. This place was very close to our hotel and is on the way... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought since it is an hindu temple and builded by tamils, there will be a tamil people or Indian descendants. But this temple becomes Buddhist temple in decorations, in goddess dressing, priests. I just enquired a guy that anyone speaks tamil. One guy who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mariamman Temple is on the side of a street and one can almost walk by it if your not paying attention. We toured several temples - big and small, and this was one of the older and more colourful temples in Saigon. You can go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This HIndu temple was a pleasant surprise. This place was very close to our hotel and is on the way to the Ben Tanh market. We visited on Jan 1st and offered our prayers. It was quaint, and nice to visit and walk around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This medium size temple is interesting to visit, with a number of statues and pictures of deities. It's not necessarily worth going far out of your way to visit, unless you've never seen a Hindu temple before, however if you're in the area anyway (central,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mother Mariamman is the main statue.. follow with Madurai Veeran statue.. and few more other hindu god been place in this temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its around some good dining, its nice to see the different appearance and colorful presence. I am sure it means more to devotees, but I enjoyed the quick look inside in the front. It apears to cost something to go further in.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nestled in the city the temple is built in traditional Hindu Architecture, the interiors of the temple is painted colorfully with deities and gods, you can find local visiting this temple and worshiping and making offerings, managed buy the local society , locals call this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ashwathram r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one is probably the most well maintained temple of Saigon. It was established by the Tamil merchants trading with Vietnam (then Champa State) centuries ago. It is popular with both Indians and Vietnamese people.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

It is fun exploring this chaotic city, every now and again you come across something different, like, this 19th century, sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to the goddess of the Rain ‘Mariamman’. The only Hindu temple in HCMC, we especially liked the facade, picking out the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Mariamman is a South Indian goddess of the Tamil people. Interestingly there are hardly any Tamil people left in Saigon now. This was built in the nineteenth century by the Tamil traders. Now it is the Vietnamese people who are coming there to pray. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WillieTheTraveller
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As I have been making my plans for Bangkok, I have come across certain temples/wats where interior photography is prohibited (for example Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple) as set forth in posted notices. If no such notices are posted, is it permissible to take photographs (obviously discretely and not of worshippers)? In other Asian countries that I have traveled to, photography was permitted. Thank you.
January 02, 2014|
Response fromPoppyisblonde|
I take discreet photographs in temples. One thing I do though is switch off any "noises" my camera may make. There are some that may not permit it, but they are prominently signed accordingly. Have a great holiday!