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"The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Chua Phuoc Hai Tu) (2)" Jade Emperor Pagoda Tip by kokoryko

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City: 13 reviews and 35 photos

  The Taoist warriors
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The Jade Emperor is the main Taoist deity, and on the main picture of the previous tip you could see lots of other deities aligned in two rows nearby; I know only few of the Catholic saints wonderfully displayed in the European churches, so, I am not at all able to tell a lot about all the characters displayed here. . . I just can say that in the main “chapel”, where the air is thick of incense smoke, the statues, in dim light are really impressive; I do not know the warriors, of the main picture , and when you pass by this 3 m high guy (picture 2), you feel humble. . . . Is this Dia Tang Vuong Bo Tat, the king of the Hell? Or is it this one (picture 3)? In this pagoda is also Phat Mau Chuan De, the multi armed goddess who gave birth to the five Buddhas, many famous heroes, you may spend hours looking at each individually! Some like this one (picture 4) look much more peaceful. I liked to look at all these statues, but also liked to see the local worshippers, coming to pray, make offerings, burning incense. . . . (picture 5). Ah let’s go on the roof terrace! … . . next tip.

Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu St
Directions: Northern end of district 1, near Dien Bien Phu street.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 17, 2008
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