About Thien Hau Temple

Thien Hau is a Chinese-style temple dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu, situated in District 5 of the city, the Chinatown part. Its historical lore is related to Lin Moniang, a medieval girl, credited with saving one or some of her family members from any injury during a sea storm through her spiritual power. In Vietnam, she is sometimes known as the "Lady of the Sea." The religious ideas are deeply connected with Buddhism and Taoism as the main altars are dedicated to Thien Hau and Bodhisattwa Avalokitesvara. The temple was first erected in the eighteenth century and ever since it has undergone several expansions. The exterior and interior of the temple are full of intrinsic designs and porcelain artworks which include coal figures of demons, animals, Persian and European sailors, and traders. It is a great place to visit and learn about local religious faiths and culture.

Must See

  • The intrinsic exterior and interior designs.
  • Inner altar dedicated to the goddess.
  • Scenes from the nineteenth century of the city.

How to reach

You can take bus No. 54 from the city center, then change to bus no. 42 or 31 to reach the place. If you are in a hurry, you may hire a motorcycle to reach the location directly. It is 11.6 km away from the city center.


  • It's is a religious place, maintain the peace and tranquillity in here.
  • Carefully watch and take a photo of the beautiful designs and scenes from the past. 
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed here, so the locals accept you better.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated during your tour.
  • Carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.

Visit Time

Sunday:            8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday:           8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday:          8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:     8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday:        8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday:             8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday:        8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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30 Minutes


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