Ngoc Hoang Pagoda (Emperor Jade Pagoda)

Location: 73 Mai Thi Luu St., Ho Chi Minh city.

Also named Phuoc Hai Tu Pagoda, the Ngoc Hoang pagoda is located on the border of District 1 and Binh Thanh District.

Ngoc Hoang Pagoda (Emperor Jade Pagoda)

People say that if you want something you can come to this pagoda and pray and your wish will come true.  For example, if someone wants to have a boy or maybe marry a rich husband and have a happy life then they will come and pray.

On the 1st and the 15th of each month the pagoda is always very crowded, because those days are very important days for Buddhists.

The architecture of the pagoda is mostly followed from Chinese architecture because it was built by Chinese Buddhists. Almost all of the statues in the pagoda are made out of polished black wood.

The main altar in the center of the pagoda has the statue of Ngoc Hoang and to the left is an altar of Kim Hoa Thanh Mau  and 12 midwives surrounded by little children.

On the main altar there is an oil lamp. In order for their wishes to come true, the people who come to the pagoda are asked to buy bottles of oil which they pour into the lamp to keep it always burning.

On the path out, there is a small pond with a lot of little turtles. People bring turtles that they save and release them here because they believe they will get good luck.

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