Vietnam is an up and coming holiday destination in the East. The popularity of Vietnam is spreading across the world from travellers who have been there as well as through various forms of media. One such place that is often highlighted is the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Many who visit the famous Ho Chi Minh City make it a point to visit the Pagoda. The Pagoda was erected in 1909 as a tribute to the Taoist Supreme God. Due to countless numbers of tourists coming to visit the pagoda the area around it has become a hub for dining and accommodation for tourists. World class hotels, as well as service apartments in Ho Chi Minh City, are concentrated in this area , so are the cafés, restaurants and street food stall.
The Pagoda is regarded as one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in the city of Ho Chi Minh. The temple creates a calming atmosphere with the smell of incense sticks filling the air. The roof of the temple is encrusted with tile work that leaves most visitors in awe. The statues found within the temple belongs to both Buddhism and Taoism. The statues are made out of reinforced papier mâché. Within the temple, you could find two Taoist figures, one of the general who defeated the Green Dragon and one of the general who defeated the White Tiger. If you are planning on visiting the temple and staying in the close proximity there are various options available as mentioned before, one of the highly noted options are Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City.
Worshippers flock around the Jade emperor to pay their tributes. There is also a specially dedicated chamber for the jade emperor on the outside. There are other gods statues found within the premises that are believed to be of gods who punish the evil. There is also the room with the famous “Hall of Hells”. The outside of the temple is serene as well with a garden and a pond. A perfect place to calm the soul while on a buzzing holiday.
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