Ba Thien Hau Temple
A beautiful temple dedicated to the Chinese goddess Mazu, Ba Thien Hau Temple is one of the most significant attractions located in Chinatown, 20 minutes away from the Ho Chi Minh City centre.
Upon entering through the iron gate, the strong scent of incense will welcome you — Ba Thien Hau Temple is famous for the large stone incense burners placed in front of Mazu’s altar. The Ba Thien Hau Temple bears the details of traditional Chinese temples — curvy roof and ceramic statues of Chinese deities on the outside and colourful dioramas and bold Chinese texts on the inside. The temple’s patron, Mazu, is believed to be the protector and rescuer of ships and people on the sea.
Ba Thien Hau Temple is located at 710 Nguyen Trai | Cho Lon, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Days and Hours
Ba Thien Hau Temple is open daily from 8:00 to 16:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free but visitors are encouraged to give small donations.
How to Get There
- Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
- From the city centre, charter a mototaxi or a taxi to Ba Thien Hau Temple.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Families with kids
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Ba Thien Hau Temple is between 16:00 and 18:00. The sunset makes the temple look more magical.
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