Jade Emperor Pagoda

Vietnam is the country of pagodas and temples. Pagodas are a big part of Vietnamese's spiritual. Whether you believe in God, Buddha or not, but if possible, let's go to the temple in Vietnam once, and pray for something, maybe it will become true! Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the most famous temples in Ho Chi Minh City. On May 24, 2017, US President Barack Obama paid a visit to the Jade Emperor during his official visit to Vietnam.


Vietnamese: Chùa Ngọc Hoàng

Address: 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh.

Jade Emperor Pagoda


Located 4km from the city center, Jade Emperor Pagoda shows up as a mysterious and majestic pagoda.

Jade Emperor Pagoda is an ancient temple, style of Chinese temples decorated with brilliant vignettes. The pagoda was built of bricks, roofs covered with yin-yang tiles, rooftop decoration, roof corners with many colored pottery statues. There are many artworks in the pagoda: altarpieces, statues, altars, pillars and incense made from wooden, ceramic and paper materials.

You can go to the pagoda at any time. Would be great if you come here on a full moon (lunar) because people often come to pray and join many activities there.



From Ben Thanh Market to Jade Emperor Pagoda is about 4 km. You can go by bus or taxi.  You should combine both apps Google Maps and Bus Map for more convenience.

For bus:

In departure, you enter: "Ben Thanh Market".

In destination, you enter: "Chua Ngoc Hoang".

Then click on Directions.

For Bus, you take the bus route number 18, The ticket is 6000 dong

Similarly, if you depart from another place.

If you get there by taxi/grab, the cost around 50,000 dong.




This is a place of worship, you should wear long pants, dressed neatly, avoid wearing shorts.

If possible, you should learn how to pray to Buddha, it's will be very interesting.

Jade Emperor Pagoda with Chinese architecture





We would like to introduce you to some restaurants that we found reasonable near Jade Emperor Pagoda.

  1. Indika Saigon: Address: 43 Nguyen Van Giai;  Price: 50,000 - 100,000 dong/one; Opening: 9:00 AM - 0:00 AM.
  2. Tib Vegetarian(Vegetarian): Address: 89 Phan Ke Binh; Price: 50,000 - 100,000 dong/dish; Opening: 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM.
  3. B.O.C Homemade BBQ(BBQ):Address:40 Nguyen Van Giai; Price: 100,000 - 300,000 dong/one; Opening: 5:00 PM - 0 AM.



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