Amidst the modern and vibrant Saigon urban life, there are traditional colors and ancient beauty of Ba Thien Hau temple. This 250-year-old temple is a sacred place in the middle of prosperous Saigon.

@giathilinhLocated at 710 Nguyen Trai, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Thien Hau Temple in Saigon was built in the 18th century by the Chinese from the early days they came here to settle down. This place is not only considered one of the oldest Chinese places of worship in Saigon, but also a spiritual house that has a great influence on the cultural life of the Chinese people living in the city.

@hannah.v27Ba Thien Hau Temple is designed to bring all the unique and impressive features of Chinese architecture including 3 main compartments: the front hall, the middle hall, and the main hall with the shrines to the gods in Chinese history. The main hall is the main place of worship of Thien Hau Thanh Mau with the statue of Thien Mau carved from a striking wooden block amidst a very quiet, mysterious and sacred space. The temple is the place where God Phuc Duc Chanh is located (the earth goddess – the ruler of the land) and the God Mon Quan Vuong (God of the gates). Finally, the Mid-Temple with the oldest 130-year-old ancient censer that has meticulous and sophisticated sculptures.

@shiroangphotography

@vy_euphoriaThe temple is decorated with bas-reliefs based on Chinese legends placed on the eaves, roofs, walls, altars… Particularly, the roofs of the temple are decorated with patterns of trees, leaves and human figures. are made from ceramics of all shapes and sizes.The unique feature of Ba Thien Hau Temple is also the spirally coiled incense rings hanging in the air, forming a very unique and impressive scene. In addition, you can also record your wishes or desires on paper, then hang them with incense rings to pray to Thien Hau to wish them quickly come true.

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@sucker4pain89

@hoyin.leung.photobucketThe space of the temple has both a mysterious spiritual look but is still very attractive, from the areas with the eye-catching pink boards, the solid green fence, or the space between two ancient brick walls are all highlights here.

@l.n.dinh

@nhacuathiBa Thien Hau Temple in Saigon is not only a spiritual place that attracts many people to pray for the peace and luck of the Chinese people but also of Vietnamese people and tourists from all over the world. Especially on every Tet holiday such as Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, or on the 1st and full moon of every month, the temple is packed with people to visit to wish good luck for themselves and their family.

@hannah.v27

@andy.htpaIn addition, this nearly 300-year-old temple of Ba Thien Hau Saigon is also a place of great interest to photographers and historians. If you have a day when you feel empty and tired, try to stop by here to rest your soul!