Jade Emperor Pagoda Saigon: Best Things so See in Ho Chi Minh
If you have a chance to travel to Ho Chi Minh City, which is weill-known as active and modern beauty, you will be so surprised by a very old pagoda nestled with high constructions and in a bustling commercial city center named Jade Emperor Pagoda (Chùa Ngọc Hoàng or Phước Hải Tự).
This is one of the most visited Ho Chi Minh Attractions, Jade Emperor Pagoda is a familiar religious place for local community as well as domestic and foreign tourists.
- Location: 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, Dakao ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
- Opening hours: From 8:00 to 17:00 (every day)
- Entrance Fee: Free of Charge
History of Jade Emperor Pagoda:
Jade Emperor Pagoda Ngọc Hoàng ) was built from 1892 to 1900 by a Chinese man nameed is Luu Minh, who left China and went to Vietnam for living and doing business. He strongly believe in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, so he wanted to build a pagoda to worship Buddha and Jade Emperor.
In 1982, Venerable Buddhist monk Thich Vinh Khuong came to live in the pagoda. From that, the pagoda has pertained to the Vietnam Buddhist Association.In 1984, Jade Emperor Pagoda was changed into Phuoc Hai Tu. However, local people still call ”Jade Emperor Pagoda” because the main chamber of Pagoda is a place to worship the Jade Emperor according to Chinese religious belief.
Jade Emperor Pagoda was restored 4 times in the years of 1943, 1958, 1985 and 1986. In 1994, this pagoda was recognized as an Artistic and Architecture site of Vietnam national significance.
Because Jade Emperor Pagoda is very well-known for both Vietnamese and Foreigner. So had the honor to get a visit of President of USA, Mr Barack Obama In 2016.
Best Time to Visit and How to Get to Jade Emperor Pagoda in HCMC?
Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the most famous pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, that is always busy with locals and foreign tourists daily. So the Best Time to visit Jade Emperor Pagoda is in the early morning to avoid the crowd and enjoy the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere here.
Jade Emperor Pagoda is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City so it is very easy for you to get there. It really depend on location of your accommodations, conditions, hobbies, etc. You can choose any means of transportation suitable for you, like motorbike taxi (Xe Ôm), public bus, taxi or walking. If you love to discover a diversified culture, Jade Emperor Pagoda will be an ideal place in your itinerary.
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