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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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73 Mai Thi Luu, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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+84 28 3820 3102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t advice anyone to go out of their way to visit it! It’s interesting, but very run down! There’s also truck loads of tourists that come to flood the place, so if it’s the serene experience you’re after..I’m not sure you’ll find it here!

Thank Pippa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to visit this pagoda as it was described as one of Saigon’s finest. Nonsense. It’s dirty. Very badly maintained and really nothing much inside. Save yourself the trip.

Thank RoeFamilyLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

looked forward to visiting this building as portraied in the photos,however the building is messy, rundown and not what you think it is going to be.

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Jade Emperor Pagoda has the feel of taking ones time. It would be the place to calm ones self. History abounds. Respect what you see. In a busy city you don’t expect to find a place as tranquil as this.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interested in the tour.would recommend a local guide to take you through.as far as explaining the meaning of the temple , a peaceful place and bustle of the city.

Thank garyalpert2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures do not do this place justice and this is not a compliment. Set a long way from anything it is a huge disappointment. Dirty, unkempt and long neglected. For many websites to consider this a 'must see' or 'top ten site' is a...More

Thank darren s
Reviewed 12 August 2018

At first sight, it was a quite small temple, but with our guide expalining, it became a must visit place in ho zhi min city. And many famous people came here before.

Thank SpicaS5
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a smallish stuffy temple that is not much in comparison to temples elsewhere in Viet Nam and Asia.

Thank davidbE5207RQ
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of the worst pagodas I have seen in Vietnam. Cant believe its rated so highly. The outside is completely delapidated. The inside has an interesting statue or two but really dont bother if you are anyway stuck for time

Thank columr2014
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Nguyen, we knew more about this temple and the various meanings of the figures while visiting. This was a tiny oasis of peace in a noisy and crowded city.

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Response from Lauren G | Reviewed this property |
I wore shorts and had no problems. Although it was a tad chilly at the end of December.
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