Jade Emperor – Saigon Ho Chi Minh attraction
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Located right in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, but Ngoc Hoang Pagoda is peaceful and quiet, putting on its own beauty of time-stained silence, attracting many tourists and locals alike. smell. Especially, at the beginning of the new year from the 1st of the Lunar New Year to the full moon of January, tens of thousands of Buddhists from all over the world flock to burn incense and pray for peace and happiness.
(antique statue of unicorn ceramic in Jade Emperor Pagoda)
Local come to visit and pray
Inside the Jade Emperor Pagoda
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( Some of the most famous statues inside the Jade Emperor Pagoda)
The Jade Emperor Pagoda was originally a shrine to the Jade Emperor, built by a man named Luu Minh (Guangdong, China) in 1906 according to Chinese architecture. Then the pagoda joined the Vietnam Buddhist Association in the years 1981 – 1982, in 1984 was renamed Phuoc Hai Tu. However, people are still used to calling Ngoc Hoang Pagoda because the main hall is dedicated to the Jade Emperor, according to Chinese beliefs. In 1994, Ngoc Hoang Pagoda was recognized as a National Art and Architectural Heritage. This place also welcomed former US President Barack Obama to visit when he came to Vietnam in May 2016.
As an ancient temple, made in the style of Chinese temples with colorful decorative motifs, the Jade Emperor Pagoda was built of bricks, roofed with yin and yang tiles, decorated with many colored ceramic statues. Jade Emperor Pagoda also has an oil pouring ceremony – one of the unique customs of the Chinese, adding cooking oil to the lamp means adding smoothness in everything such as work, longevity, health…