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Emperor Jade Pagoda (Chua Ngoc Hoang or Phuoc Hai Tu)

73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“turtle pond” (27 reviews)
“wood carvings” (18 reviews)
“incense smoke” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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73 Mai Thi Luu St, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This pagoda is very busy as there are so many people praying in such a small place. Don't get me wrong it was very interesting and you can walk around all areas and see everything

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting pagoda we were taken by the fish and turtles in ponds outside in the grounds. As always the inside decorations and statues are interesting to view to gain an insight to others way of life

Thank Judave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you are religious and believe in Jade Emperor. Then it is no point to visit the temple. Rather underwhelmed and rundown.

Thank Magic F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very hectic. Pushing crowds of people and the place is run down. It’s worth a look but definitely not a top attraction. Entry is free.

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small and pleasant enough temple, but nothing to write home about. We enjoyed other sites in HCMC more.

Thank JHND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently embarked on a getaway vacation in cosmopolitan Saigon to explore its significant historic monuments as well as to immerse in the jubilant celebrations of Vietnam’s spectacular 72nd National Day on 2nd September. Ranking amongst the top three must-see attractions is the magnificent Jade...More

Thank Greatsouthwest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This templevis one of the best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh city. In the front yard, there is a lake with so many turtles

Thank bensmith8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an lovely littleTemple to check out if your passing, we saw lots of little notes with peoples names who have made donations.

Thank debbsliverpool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Taoist temple. It has a few rooms with altars of various Taoist gods. There is a pond full of turtles. Not much to see or do.

Thank SofiaReiziger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chua Ngoc Hoang has nice view and ancient structure. After that, you walk along cute small street (Mai Thi Luu) to go to the near bus station. You can take the bus to go to center HCM city.

Thank rose115nguyen
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Nicola C
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Response from A M | Reviewed this property |
Casual but respectful dress code is fine for this pagoda. It can get very busy as it has a lot of tree shade in the courtyard! Read up on the history before you visit as carvings, statues and the like make the visit more... More
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