On Lang Pagoda

On Lang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

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Sierra Scott
Wichita, KS2,688 contributions
Be prepared to beathe LOTS of incense!!!!
Oct 2019 • Couples
It's an absolutely MUST DO but you won't be able to stay very long because you'll be breathing so much incense. The pictures you'll get are worth it though. I just wish they had a tour guide to explain what you're seeing. (That would be a great job for a budding entrepreneur here. I would have GLADLY paid $5 USD to get a 15 minute explanation)
Written October 7, 2019
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Jacky Bhagat
Goa, India172 contributions
Amazing statue
Jul 2019 • Solo
This place has many interesting arts and statues. When I visited it was bit crowded but I had a good time here.
Written July 31, 2019
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deenzp
Singapore, null, Singapore16 contributions
Comprehensive deities
Dec 2017 • Family
This temple is very brightly coloured and has almost all the deities that Chinese worship. There were many locals there while I was there. Interesting site if you are in the area.
Written December 17, 2017
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R K L
Seattle, WA2,287 contributions
Largest Chinese community pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City...
Nov 2016 • Couples
On Lang Pagoda (also known as Quan Am and Hoi Quan On Lang) was supposedly the largest Chinese community pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City and currently supports both the Vietnamese and Chinese Buddhist. The pagoda is a complex consisting of three temples. Because there are multiple deities worshipped in the pagoda, it could be terribly confusing for casual visitors. However, because we literally knew very little about the significance or meaning of many of the statues, altars and temples, we simply enjoyed the incense-filled spaces, ornate altars and peaceful surroundings. However, to be completely honest, parts of the pagoda reminded us of being in a large food court, but instead of making a food choice, the choice was which deity's altar. The experience at On Lang Pagoda was probably not one that we will easily replicate again.
Written October 27, 2017
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,571 contributions
Temple Complex with all Deities
Aug 2017 • Solo
Temple complex with all deities. Mazu or Tin Hau (known in Vietnam as Ah Mah) is the central deity.

The temple looks a little gaudy for my liking. Not much character and not many worshippers also. Illumination behind the heads of the deities detract from their sacredness.

The entrance of the temple is under renovation.
Written August 12, 2017
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Travelpeppy
Bangkok, Thailand490 contributions
filled with fragrance
Nov 2016 • Couples
The moment we stepped in this Pagoda there is a loud fragrance incense. The place was overall nice and beautiful. Very holy Pagoda.
Written November 30, 2016
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Ritu V
New Delhi, India358 contributions
Beautiful and colorful
Nov 2016 • Couples
This Pagoda is very beautiful and colorful. The walls are shiny and brightly painted. Perfect architecture of this golden and red colored Pagoda.
Written November 30, 2016
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jallenh
Lawton, OK108 contributions
Plenty of incense
May 2015 • Couples
I'm not exactly sure why, but when we went to this pagoda it was incredibly busy, so the whole pagoda was filled with the smoke of burning incense. If it looks like it's busy on the outside, it might be a little overwhelming on the inside, and certainly not a place for peaceful reflection. Still, a really great place to go and see what daily spiritual life is like for the people of Vietnam.
Written April 11, 2016
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Iratdog
Kerhonkson, NY1,461 contributions
If you like Pagodas...
Mar 2016 • Solo
Then you may as well see this one too! It's fairly well kept and they all bear a common theme. Impressive the amount of work that goes into these. It's worth the visit provided this is what you like.
Written March 27, 2016
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John W R
Potchefstroom, South Africa1,109 contributions
Chua On Lang Pagoda
Sep 2014 • Couples
This old temple has the typical four pillars entrance and tiled sloping roof with opposing dragons and has been refreshed so it makes quite a statement among the less well maintained buildings in the area. There is a large central area for worship and numerous smaller rooms off to the sides. The large central room houses the important deities with the less important being placed in the smaller side rooms. The central area also has a large pot for incense sticks. Long burning coiled incense sticks with names attached are hung from the inner rooms.The majority of deities are not the typical Buddha but appear to be important historical figures such as local leaders and kings. There is an open paved park across the road where local residents relax before and after worshiping. A recommended visit for those that enjoy something different as this is a very old building that has been well maintained. We used Cyclo's from the Bui Vien Street Area to get to the Pagoda.
Written August 4, 2015
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