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Explore Tran Hung Dao Temple – one of the famous temple in Ho Chi Minh City
Updated at Sunday, 19 Nov 2017, 13:45
Asian countries get their names famed for fascinating history, colorful culture and religious beliefs. Their strong respect for their religion may be seen in the different tourist attractions. And this is especially true with Ho Chi Minh City.
It’s known as the hub of the great war as well as for having lots of architectural landmarks. But, much of Ho Chi Minh City is often dominated by an array of historic and magnificent temples and pagodas, which nicely combine to bring the whole city much beauty, character and heritage.
The pagodas and temples around Ho Chi Minh City are not only an impressive sight for tourists to visit, but also the religious centers for both Buddhists and Taoists to practice their beliefs.
Further, these places also hold special ceremonies and festivals at certain times, which become a good chance for visitors to broaden their knowledge! If you find it hard to know where to start for the spiritual trip, let us lend you a hand by a synopsis of the top famous temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City here.
Tran Hung Dao Temple is at 36 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. It was first erected in 1932 as a Buddhist pagoda bearing the name of Van An. In 1958, it was entirely rebuilt, featuring the architecture seen today, forming a T-shape with two-piled up roofs and eight curved corners adorned with dragon and phoenix figures.
It is styled after northern Vietnamese temples and communal houses. Inside, there are many horizontal and vertical lacquered boards, as well as carved and meticulously inlaid incense tables. On the wall, there are pictures of Tran Hung Dao as he chased away Kublai Khan's Mongol aggressors in the 13th century.
In this small gem of a shrine, you can find many traditional carved lacquer plate, statues and gallery with artifacts praising the great commander who fought against the Mongols in the late 13th century. The main gate to the temple will be opened only on the full moon day and big festivals of the year. Guests can only enter the temple through the two side gates on normal days.
The greatest ceremonies at the temple occur over the New Year and on the 20th day of the eighth lunar month to celebrate Tran Hung Dao. The temple is open daily from 6 to 11am and from 2 to 6 pm.

 
The pagodas and temples around Ho Chi Minh City are not only an impressive sight for tourists to visit, but also the religious centers for both Buddhists and Taoists to practice their beliefs.
The pagodas and temples around Ho Chi Minh City are not only an impressive sight for tourists to visit, but also the religious centers for both Buddhists and Taoists to practice their beliefs.
Tran Hung Dao Temple is at 36 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tran Hung Dao Temple is at 36 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
It was first erected in 1932 as a Buddhist pagoda bearing the name of Van An.
It was first erected in 1932 as a Buddhist pagoda bearing the name of Van An.
In 1958, it was entirely rebuilt, featuring the architecture seen today, forming a T-shape with two-piled up roofs and eight curved corners adorned with dragon and phoenix figures.
In 1958, it was entirely rebuilt, featuring the architecture seen today, forming a T-shape with two-piled up roofs and eight curved corners adorned with dragon and phoenix figures.
It is styled after northern Vietnamese temples and communal houses.
It is styled after northern Vietnamese temples and communal houses.
Inside, there are many horizontal and vertical lacquered boards, as well as carved and meticulously inlaid incense tables.
Inside, there are many horizontal and vertical lacquered boards, as well as carved and meticulously inlaid incense tables.
On the wall, there are pictures of Tran Hung Dao as he chased away Kublai Khan's Mongol aggressors in the 13th century.
On the wall, there are pictures of Tran Hung Dao as he chased away Kublai Khan's Mongol aggressors in the 13th century.
In this small gem of a shrine, you can find many traditional carved lacquer plate, statues and gallery with artifacts praising the great commander who fought against the Mongols in the late 13th century.
In this small gem of a shrine, you can find many traditional carved lacquer plate, statues and gallery with artifacts praising the great commander who fought against the Mongols in the late 13th century.
The main gate to the temple will be opened only on the full moon day and big festivals of the year.
The main gate to the temple will be opened only on the full moon day and big festivals of the year.
The greatest ceremonies at the temple occur over the New Year and on the 20th day of the eighth lunar month to celebrate Tran Hung Dao. The temple is open daily from 6 to 11am and from 2 to 6 pm.
The greatest ceremonies at the temple occur over the New Year and on the 20th day of the eighth lunar month to celebrate Tran Hung Dao. The temple is open daily from 6 to 11am and from 2 to 6 pm.

 
Yen Noi - Mai Nguyen
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