Jade Emperor Pagoda

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Jade Emperor Pagoda
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Jade Emperor Pagoda is located in Vietnam
Jade Emperor Pagoda
Jade Emperor Pagoda
Location within Vietnam
Name
Proper name Chùa Ngọc Hoàng
Geography
Coordinates 10°47′30.16″N 106°41′52.40″E / 10.7917111°N 106.6978889°E / 10.7917111; 106.6978889Coordinates: 10°47′30.16″N 106°41′52.40″E / 10.7917111°N 106.6978889°E / 10.7917111; 106.6978889
Country Vietnam
Province Ho Chi Minh
Location Ho Chi Minh City
Culture
Primary deity Jade Emperor
Architecture
Architectural styles Taoist Pagoda
History and governance
Date built 1909
Creator Cantonese community

The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chùa Ngọc Hoàng; official name: Ngọc Hoàng Điện 玉皇殿, "Jade Emperor Temple") is a Taoist pagoda located at 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was built by the Chinese community in 1909.[1] It is also known from 1984 by the new Chinese name Phước Hải Tự (福海寺, "Luck Sea Temple" ), and as the Tortoise Pagoda.[citation needed] U.S. President Barack Obama paid a visit to the pagoda during his state trip to Vietnam on 22 May 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lonely Planet Vietnam Robert Storey - 1995 "The Jade Emperor Pagoda (known in Vietnamese as Phuoc Hai Tu and Chua Ngoc Hoang) built in 1909 by the Cantonese (Quang Dong) Congregation, is truly a gem .."