Blessings of Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minh City

On our final day in Ho Chi Minh City, we spent the morning exploring Chinatown and started at the Thien Hau Temple. This temple is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu who is known for saving her family from danger during a typhoon by using her spiritual powers. The main courtyard of this temple is awash with the pleasant smell of incense burning on joss sticks. The smoke filled courtyard illuminates the three bronze faces of Mazu on the main alter. To the side of the main alter, I saw a much smaller shrine and a lady wearing floral pants that nicely complimented the tile floor.

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