Fodor's Expert Review Ong Bon Pagoda

Beyond the City Center Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Many deities are represented at this pagoda, but the main attraction is Ong Bon himself, the guardian of happiness and virtue. Ong Bong is also responsible for wealth, so people bring fake paper money to burn in the pagoda's furnace in his honor, hoping the year ahead will bring financial rewards to their families. The centerpiece of the pagoda is an elaborately carved wood-and-gold altar and a finely crafted statue of Ong Bon. Look for the intricately painted murals of lions, tigers, and dragons.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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264 Hai Thuong Lan Ong Blvd., at Phung Hung St.
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

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