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Jade Emperor Pagoda Tours

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Jade Emperor Pagoda
Built at the turn of the 20th century and dedicated to the Taoist god, Emperor Jade Chua Ngoc Hoang (or the God of Heavens), the Jade Emperor Pagoda is a working temple that’s widely considered to be one of the finest and most atmospheric in Ho Chi Minh City.

Beneath a roof adorned with elaborate depictions of dragons, birds, and animals, this fascinating pagoda is filled with exquisite gilt woodcarvings and reinforced papier maché statues of various Buddhist and Taoist deities.

The statue of the Jade Emperor, shrouded in robes and flanked by his guardians, resides in the dramatically named Chamber of 10 Hells. Out the door and to the left of this main chamber is a semi-­enclosed room presided over by Thanh Hoang, the Chief of Hell, sitting alongside his red horse, while the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, an important part of any Taoist temple, has an altar on the top floor.

To the right of the tree­lined courtyard in front of the temple grounds is an overcrowded tortoise pond, earning the temple its nickname, Tortoise Pagoda.

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Due to its location in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the Jade Emperor Pagoda can be easily accessed from various parts of the city on foot. Alternatively, it can be reached via taxi or public bus.
Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam, Vietnam
Hours: 7am-­6pm
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Jade Emperor Pagoda hours of operation: 7am-­6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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