Thien Hau PagodaChinese style pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City

Last Update: 25th October 2020
Originally built in 1761 and located in China Town in Ho Chi Minh City, Thien Hau Pagoda was built by the Chinese Vietnamese. The pagoda is for the Matsu. Popular among local Chinese Vietnamese and tourists, the building has been rebuilt for several times from the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). Many precious cultural relics are well preserved there, including the bronze bell cast in 1795.
Thien Hau Pagoda Fast Facts
  • Name: Thien Hau Pagoda
  • Location: 710 Nguyễn Trãi, Phường 11, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh City
  • Things to do there: History and Culture, Photography
  • Who visits: Photographers, History and Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 30 x Minutes

What to expect at the Thien Hau Pagoda

The Thien Hau Pagoda, also called Suicheng Assembly Hall with a gilding wooden dragon boat is situated above, Thien Hau Pagoda is an ancient Chinese architecture. The roof of the gate is decorated with the exquisite dragon sculptures. Under the eave of the gate are two sculptures of the lion. In addition, the reliefs originating from the Chinese stories on the ridge are also impressive. The stone lions in front of the building has witness its history for more than 200 years.
After entering the gate, you’ll be surprised at the dozens of incense spirals above your head. On the wall of the hall, there are also amazing frescoes and reliefs. The pillars with reliefs on which the Chinese characters are covered are one of the highlights as well.
With the statue of Lady Kim Hoa on the left and the statue of Lady Long Mau on the right, Matzu is worshiped in the middle. In the pagoda, you’ll feel as if you were in a pagoda in Fujian, China as there are many Chinese characters there.

Best time to visit the Thien Hau Pagoda

You could visit the pagoda any time during its opening hours.
You could visit it around the year.


How to get to the Thien Hau Pagoda

You could rent a vehicle to it.


Additional Thien Hau Pagoda Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 06:00 – 17:30
  • Visitors can explore the pagoda for free.
  • Please keep quiet in the pagoda.

Interested in visiting the Thien Hau Pagoda on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Thien Hau Pagoda among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.