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Reviewed January 15, 2020

An oasis of peace in the centre of the bustling city. It is amazing as, as you pass through the gate the noise of the city seems to disappear and harmony descends. A lovely temple with the beautiful smell of incense permeating throughout (you can purchase the incense spirals to send your prayers). Lovely stop on part of a tour of Saigon/Ho Chi Minh.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LaurenPhil
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

Right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city you find this amazing temple. You can buy a incense spiral and have your prayers lifted to heaven. Make sure you look back over the entrance to see "Lady of the Sea"

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank terry f
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Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

The aroma of incense and serene calm permeates the temple. Amazingly the noise and bustle of Saigon fades away. Make a small donation. Purchase a incense spiral and attach a prayer. After three days it will burn up and be lifted to the heavens.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Xcuse
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

Ba Thien Hau temple was built in 1760 to honour Mazu the ‘Lady of the Sea’ and when you enter through the iron gate you will see massive stone incense burners in front of the entrance of Mazu’s altar. The exterior is beautifully designed with the traditional curvy roof on which small porcelain figures are standing symbol for themes from Chinese religion and legends.
The interior has colourful dioramas decorating the roof by representing scenes from the nineteenth century in a Chinese city. Besides this, the most prominent visible interior design items are the three statues of the ‘Lady of the Sea’ that dominate the main altar.

Prachtige tempel gebouwd ter ere van Mazu "Lady of the Sea". Grote wierookbranders waardoor er constant een walm van rook hangt. Bijzonder om te zien. Zeer mooie decoratielijsten met porseleinen figuren. Zeer de moeite waard. Wij hadden privé vervoer dus we werden hier afgezet. Helaas geen gids wat wel jammer is want dan krijg je meer mee over de geschiedenis.

Date of experience: January 2019
44  Thank Liefhebber19
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Reviewed December 22, 2019

This is a non-denominational place of peace and devotion run by volunteers so do give a little donation or buy a wish incense coil. WCs. Steps up to entrance

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank DRW44
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