Jade Emperor Pagoda

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Jade Emperor Pagoda
Chùa Ngọc Hoàng
Jade Emperor Pagoda Saigon.jpg
The main entrance
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
ProvinceHo Chi Minh
DeityJade Emperor
Location
LocationHo Chi Minh City
CountryVietnam
Jade Emperor Pagoda is located in Vietnam
Jade Emperor Pagoda
Shown within Vietnam
Geographic coordinates10°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
Architecture
TypeTaoist Pagoda
CreatorCantonese community
Completed1909

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.

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  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 .."