Thien Hau Pagoda

Also known as Chua Ba, this beautiful Saigon pagoda was built by the Chinese in the early 19th century. It is one of the most active temples in Cho Lon and has an otherworldly atmosphere owing to the smoking rings of swirling incense and majestic interior furnishings. It is dedicated to Thien Hau, goddess of the sea and protector of sailors.

Easily one of the most favourite tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, Thien Hau Pagoda is located on Nguyen Trai in Cho Lon. Be sure to keep an eye out for the porcelain dioramas that decorate the roof and walls. The dioramas depict duels on horseback, arena fighting and dragons and turtles. Interesting, Saigon's Thien Hau Pagoda is dedicated to a goddess, Thien Hau, who is neither specifically Buddhist nor Taoist.

There are more religious sights in Saigon for you to visit. Check our full list here: Pagodas and Temples in Saigon.

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