Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Sights

Thien Hau Pagoda (Chua Ba)

  • 710 Nguyen Trai Map It
  • District 5
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/20/2009

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Published 07/20/2009

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