Pinsteps. Thien Hau Pagoda
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It is now the first Hou Temple (Mazu Temple) in Saigon, the first national monument in Vietnam. It was built in 8th year of Guangxu (1882) and was rebuilt in 1922 (11 of the Republic of China) by the disaster of Zhurong. The Mazu in this Tin Hau Temple is of paper-thickness and other people. Compared with the Tin Hau Temple (the embankment, the main Chinese gathering area in Ho Chi Minh City) that has a history of more than 200 years, the god ’s idol is wood-carved. Much smaller.

The people in the temple told me that there are often believers from Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand who come to worship, and Taiwanese are mostly scattered tourists. As for the Chinese, this is the last time that they left in less than 10 minutes. On the contrary, some French people came to study its architecture.

Looking closely at the pillars of an ancient Mazu temple, you can feel the caring of the Saigon overseas Chinese in the Republic of China during the 11th and 12th years of the Republic of China; Since its creation, the incense has never broken, only with the decree to stop burning paper money.

It is said that the main religious beliefs of overseas Chinese in Vietnam are Taoism and Buddhism; in general, Vietnamese people mainly believe in Buddhism. So when you see that there are Vietnamese people worshipping Mazu, it is probably the local overseas Chinese.


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