The Emperor Jade Pagoda (Chua Ngoc Hoang or Phuoc Hai Tu) is located at 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ngoc Hoang Pagoda was built in 1909 by a community of Cantonese who migrated from Guangzhou province in Southwest China.
The pagoda is about 2,300 m2. This pagoda is also known as the Tortoise Pagoda. The Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the most attractive pagodas in the city. The pagoda houses numerous statues and delicate woodcarvings with intricate tiles on the roof.
The main gate of pagoda
Jade Emperor Pagoda is an ancient pagoda, following a Chinese temple style with brilliant motifs. The pagoda is built with bricks, the roof is covered with yin and yang tiles, the roof is decorated, the angle of the roof is made of many colored ceramic statues. Inside the pagoda there are many worksart: paintings of worship, statues of worshiping, incense ... with materials such as: wood, pottery, paper.
The architecture inside pagoda
An outer courtyard is filled with lotus ponds and bamboo bird cages, two fish and turtle pools, and Ho Phap temple- the names of the two colossal statues guarding the main gate of a pagoda. The pagoda has about 300 statues .
Fish pool outside pagoda
There are too many big fishes under the pool
This is the notice and a place that visitors can incense just only outside , we cannot bring it into the inside of pagoda
Emperor Jade is worshiped in central, Duoc Su Buddha is in the central section
Two "Ho Phap" temple are placed on the right and left hand of main gate
"Ho Phap" temple on the right hand
"Ho Phap" temple on the left hand
National architectural art relics
The entrance to the main hall
The main hall of Emperor Jade Pagoda
Don't forget to take off your hat before come in
The drum and bell
The pagoda's worn walls, lined with gilt-edge and old wooden tablets, and scrawled with Chinese characters.
The Emperor Jade Pagoda is one of the pagodas to attract many pilgrims in the 1st and the 15th of the lunar month and holidays. Especially, it attracts more and more pilgrims on the birth anniversary of the Emperor Jade
Jade Emperor is a pagoda more than 100 years old in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. US President Barrack Obama visited the temple on the afternoon of 24 May' 2016
In a different hall, the goddess of fertility Kim Hua, surrounded by figures of women and small children, blesses childless couples who pray for an offspring here.
There's a men to guide for this woman how to pray for goddess of fertility Kim Hua
The statue of 12 goddess of fertility
God of wealth Hall
This is a place for visitors to pray and wish , people believe that if we wish something in our life, the God of wealth will help you to make your dream become true.
The man in the picture will give to visitor a small item with red color , is as a symbol of lucky. And use it around the fire , after that you put it into your bag. What did you pray, to become true and given lucky for you.
The notice what should you do and cannot when coming pagoda as a regulations
We can buy souvenirs
Let's take a seat when tired
Motorbike's parking lot
Every day, foreigners and domestic visitors come to see the pagoda very crowded. The biggest festival is Vía Ngọc Hoàng which takes place on 9th January (Lunar calendar) every year, which is said to be the birth of the Jade Emperor. On 15th October 1994, Ngoc Hoang Pagoda was recognized as a national artistic architectural monument.