travel asia vietnam ho chi minh city jade emperor pagoda

The Jade Emperor Pagoda, or Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, is a Taoist pagoda crowded into a deep narrow lot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
It is also known, from 1984, by a new Chinese name "Phuoc Hai Tu," "Luck Sea Temple" and also as the Tortoise Pagoda.
A deep courtyard with benches and parking for scooters is protected by pigeons roosting overhead.
A succession of "gates" lead to an incense and candle podium, a koi pond, and a dry turtle (tortoise?) fountain before you reach the highly embellished pagoda.
Once inside, you are almost overwhelmed by the ornate interior and profusion of carvings and dieties amid the crowded rooms.
The pagoda is interesting for the compaction of elements in a relatively small space.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S PAGE ON THE JADE EMPEROR PAGODA

TRAVEL: 2020


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Entrance gate, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



Candles and incense are available just outside the Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



Worshipers, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



Exterior detail, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



Exterior detail, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



One of the interior "altars," Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



A man was performing a ceremony at this interior "altar," Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



Detail of intricate carving, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



More intricate carving, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.



More intricate carving, Ngoe Hoang Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2020.




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page last revised january 2020