The Mieu Noi pagoda on Saigon river

In the heart of Saigon, beside high-rise buildings and busy urban areas, in a certain small corner, there still exists a sacred temple with the age of 3 centuries. That is the Floating Temple on the Saigon River – a sacred and unique destination that attracts many tourists to visit. 

About Mieu Noi pagoda 

Temple of the Floating Temple or known as Phu Chau Temple is a temple located in the middle of Vam Thuat River in Ward 5, Go Vap District, City. HCM City. This is considered an extremely unique ancient religious architecture in our country. From the beginning, the temple was built almost covering a small dune of 2,500 square meters, floating in the middle of the river, looking very mysterious and impressive. Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon RiverThe beauty of Floating Temple on Saigon River (Photo: vyvy_gl)

Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River is 3 centuries old and many people come to worship and pray for the sacred. To get to the temple you have to move a ferry. Not only possessing the unique terrain, but the image of more than 100 dragon sculptures scattered around the place is a special highlight. At the entrance are dragons curving sharply in every stroke. About the Floating Temple on the Saigon River The temple is exquisitely carvedIntroduction of Floating Temple on Saigon River (Photo: hanhaki_heo)

There are many similarities with other religious architectures in the country, Phu Chau Mieu brightens a whole river section with colorful, eye-catching beauty with the dominant red color. The inside of the temple is equally impressive with many sharp reliefs carved in the egg hatching dragon statue, ceiling, lotus flower, … All are meticulously decorated.The beauty at the Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River This temple is impressive

How to go to Mieu Noi pagoda? 

To get to the Temple of Floating Temple you start from the center of Saigon and drive along Nguyen Thai Son Street. When you reached the end of the road, turn to Tran Bao Giao. You go a few hundred meters more to the parking space to get on the boat to cross the temple. Each boat trip will cost 10k. Boat ride time will take about 5 minutes. This is an opportunity for visitors to travel and admire the peaceful scenery in the middle of Saigon. How to move to the Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River?You will have to take a boat to get to the temple

History of the Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River 

Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River was built during the reign of King Gia Long, 3 centuries ago. On one side of the shrine, there is a wharf, the opposite side is An Phu Dong, District 12. The birth of the shrine is closely related to the legend of a fisherman.Check in at the Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River Another name of Floating Temple is Phu Chau Mieu 

Legend has it that there was a fisherman who was fishing in this river section when he picked up a woman’s body. When he pulled up, he was buried in the island and then built a temple to worship his soul. The life of this fisherman has also become better since then. Explore Floating Temple on the Saigon River (Photo: hnhao.04)

After the temple was established, people came here to pray a lot. Gradually, they wanted this temple to become more spacious to worship Long Mau and Ngu Hanh. Before 1975, Lang Mieu Pagoda was a highlight of the pilgrimage of indigenous people in Saigon. However, it was abandoned for a while. By 1989, a Chinese man named Luc Cau took out his own money to restore the temple. The unique beauty at the Floating Temple on the Saigon River The temple has been restored (Photo: luan.stagram17)

The unique architecture of the Temple of the Floating Temple 

Phu Chau Mieu was built with the architecture mixed between Chinese and Vietnamese culture. There are many porcelain dragon shapes placed all over the shrine. The inside of the pagoda is divided into 2 compartments: worshiping the five mothers and the main hall at the back, outside the courtyard will worship bodhisattvas. Architecture of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River Temple of the Floating Temple seen from the outside

Hundreds of dragon statues of different sizes are meticulously carved everywhere. These dragon statues are also covered with colorful ceramic pieces, looking very lively and wonderful.Unique architecture at the Floating Temple on the Saigon River The dragon statues are exquisitely carved 

Coming to the Temple of Floating , visitors will be surprised by the extremely sophisticated and eye-catching designs. At this moment it felt like I was visiting some famous Chinese temple. Dragon statue at the Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River Close-up of the dragon scene

In the middle of the main hall will worship Maitreya Buddha, on the two sides worship Dia Mother and Buddha Tathagata. Entering the interior space, visitors will be impressed by the rings of incense densely hung on the ceiling. The special feature in Saigon Floating Temple Dense fast rings create a solemn and mysterious space

At the beginning of the year, many people will come to the temple to burn incense, pray for peace and peace. At the end of the year, they come again to pray for the coast, so the Temple of Mieu Noi on the Saigon River is almost always full of tourists. Not only indigenous people but many international tourists also love to come here. Sacred Temple of Floating Temple on Saigon River Tourists often come here to pray for peace and charm

Other sacred temples in Saigon 
 

Jade Emperor Pagoda

Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the sacred temples in Saigon that you should not miss. In the past, people used to call it Dien Ngoc Hoang, the place of worshiping God originating from China. That is why the architecture here is bold Chinese. Inside the temple, there are still many rare and artistic wooden carvings. When inside, visitors will surely enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the lotus lake, …Jade Emperor Pagoda - a sacred pagoda no less than Mieu Noi Pagoda on the Saigon River (Photo: b.ngothu)

Not only possesses unique architecture but also has extremely impressive spiritual value. Coming here, not only can worship and pray, but visitors will be told about sacred verses such as: just touching Mrs. Nguyet, Mr. To or Thanh Mau will pray for predestined relationships and pray for children. In the past, US President Obama has been to this temple. This event has attracted many international visitors to visit. Jade Emperor Pagoda - a unique pagoda not inferior to Mieu Noi Pagoda on the Saigon River Sacred beauty at Ngoc Hoang pagoda

Xa Loi Pagoda 

Xa Loi Pagoda is also a quite famous pagoda in Sai Thanh located on Ba Huyen Thanh Quan street. The temple has a fairly modern, new architecture, but still skillfully integrates the typical cultural values ​​of the locality. This work was built thanks to the enthusiastic contribution of the people in the South for the purpose of worshiping Xa Loi Buddha. Xa Loi Pagoda - a unique pagoda not inferior to the Floating Temple on the Saigon River Xa Loi Pagoda

The highlight of Xa Loi Pagoda is the 7-storey 32m tower. On the top floor is hung a large red bell weighing up to 2 tons with a shape quite similar to the sample in Thien Mu pagoda. In addition, here is also a spiritual relic that has marked the mark of the war that the Ngo Dinh Diem government suppressed our people. Xa Loi Pagoda - a sacred temple not less than Mieu Noi Pagoda on the Saigon River The 7-storey tower at Xa Loi pagoda 

Thien Hau pagoda

Currently, Ba Thien Hau pagoda is considered the most sacred temple in Saigon and has a great influence on the cultural life of the Chinese community here. The temple was built in 1760 and has been recognized as a national architectural monument. Over the past two centuries of existence, the pagoda still retains its unique architectural art even though it has been restored many times. Lady Thien Mu Pagoda - a sacred pagoda no less than the Floating Temple on the Saigon River (Photo: lehatruc)Lady Thien Hau Pagoda - a mysterious pagoda no less than Mieu Noi Pagoda on the Saigon River (Photo: vyvy_gl)

Today, the Temple of the Floating Temple on the Saigon River has attracted many tourists from all over the world to enjoy, worship, pray for peace, … What are you waiting for without coming to discover this mysterious temple right away!