Thien Hau Temple

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Thien Hau Temple is a Chinese style temple located on Nguyễn Trãi Street in the Cho Lon, District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is dedicated to Thiên Hậu, the Lady of the Sea, who is also known as “Mazu”.

Thien Hau Temple

Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minh

The Cholon neighborhood, Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown, is dotted with traditional Chinese-style pagodas and temples, including one of the neighborhood’s most popular places of worship, the Thien Hau Temple. Built by Cantonese immigrants in the early 19th century, this temple honors the goddess of the sea, Thien Hau (more commonly named Mazu).

Located on a busy street, it would be easy to walk right past Thien Hau, but it’s well worth stopping in to see the architecture and interior. On the outside, the temple roof is adorned with delicately worked porcelain figures depicting scenes from Chinese legend. You’ll find even more of these porcelain dioramas on the interior walls of the temple as well.

Before you even step through the exterior gate of the temple, the smells of burning incense should already be apparent. Dozens of huge conical coiled incense hang from the ceiling over the main worship area, permeating the space with a smoky haze and an intense odor.

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