Thien Hau Pagoda
For the protection of fishermen
What we say:
Thien Hau Pagoda, a 19th century Chinese temple in Cholon, is dedicated to Thien Hau, or the goddess of the sea who is said to protect fishermen and sailors.
Entering the pagoda through the exterior iron gate, you walk into a partially covered courtyard filled with large incense burners.
From here you can admire the exquisite porcelain dioramas that line the rooflines above you.
To make your offering, wander to the back of the temple where you will find the altar next to three bronze statues of Thien Hau sitting under incense coils hanging from the roof.
More details710 D Nguyen Trai, District 5
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00-16:30
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