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Emperor Jade Pagoda

1,160 Reviews

Emperor Jade Pagoda

1,160 Reviews
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amanda5805 wrote a review May 2020
Duncan, Canada3897 contributions259 helpful votes
Before we left on our trip we were looking for things to see while in Saigon. It looks very small but contains so much incredible stuff. We took a Grab (app) Ride to get there how it was about 15min drive away North of our hotel. Plus we were on a tight schedule this day. It is a beautiful red Pagoda. It was free to enter and was full of locals with a few tourists. The locals were very welcoming and happy to share this wonderful place with tourists. 
 It was built 1909 in honour of the Jade Emperor (King of Heaven). This is one of the most incredible temples we saw in Saigon and very unique. It is stuffed with tons of statues and an intense smell of incense. Its roof has amazing tile work done on it, beautiful paintings & carvings through out. There are even a lot of tortoises. It was very clean & well maintained. There was even a maintenance man there feeding the tortoises and cleaning the area they were in. Inside the main building there are two Taoist Statues. On one side there is a statue of the general who defeated the Green dragon. On the other side is the general who defeated the White Tiger. Personally, I felt like this was a must and it did not let me down. If you have the time you should stop by. We spend about 45mins to one hour here!
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Date of experience: December 2019
James P. wrote a review May 2020
26 contributions19 helpful votes
Very beautiful place.Spent hours admiring the great detail and hours or should I say years of work.Great artist.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Linda B wrote a review Apr 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina2111 contributions535 helpful votes
Without our guide telling us what we were viewing in the various rooms, we would have been clueless. There's much to know about this pagoda and if you don't have a guide, be sure to read up on it before you go. It was very HOT and CROWDED the day we were there so if you can avoid a busy time...DO!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lucy wrote a review Apr 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom175 contributions17 helpful votes
During our time in Vietnam this was the first pagoda we visited, out of all the nes we saw I wouldn't say it was the most beautisul, but it was still lovely. It was really lovely as you were able to sit outside under the shade of the trees, and then have a wander around the whole pagoda. It was very old and most of it was made from wood, and it felt as though it was going to break underneath your feet. There were also turtles living there, which was really cool to see.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Joel K wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Canada2898 contributions591 helpful votes
This temple was built by the Chinese community of Saigon in the 17th century. Most of the statues are made from paper mache. There are multiple aspects to the temple - taoist, buddhist, and underworld. A colorful site. Difficult to find without a guide or clear directions.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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