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Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon

| 18 Apr 2016
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Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon
73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
7am - 6pm

Our rating
18 Apr 2016

Emperor Jade Pagoda (aka. Chua Phuoc Hai) was built at the beginning of the twentieth century, and may be the most atmospheric of the city's Chinese pagodas. It's in easy reach of Saigon’s District 1 tourist area.

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The biggest concentration of pagodas in Saigon is to be found in Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown. Emperor Jade Pagoda, Cantonese in origin and built in 1909, is located downtown - putting it in easy reach of the city’s tourist heart.

It’s uniquely decorated with carvings and deities - it’s among the most visually impressive of Saigon’s pagodas. That also means it sees plenty of tourists.

Emperor Jade is a working pagoda so it can be busy with locals too - especially during Lunar New Year and during other lunar festivals.

Travel tips
Emperor Jade Pagoda is 6 - 8 minutes by cab from downtown Saigon.

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