Fodor's Expert Review Thien Hau Pagoda

Beyond the City Center Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Sailors used to come to be blessed at this pagoda dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea and protector of fisherfolk and mariners. On the main dais are three statues of the goddess, each flanked by two guardians. Note also the figure of Long Mau, guardian of mothers and babies. The turtles living on the grounds are considered sacred animals and are a symbol of longevity. The Cantonese congregation built this pagoda at the beginning of the 19th century.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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710 Nguyen Trai
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam

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