This Pagoda was founded in 1816 by the Fujian congregation. The Quan Am Pagoda is named for Quan the Am Bo Tat, the Godess of Mercy. This is a most active Pagoda in Cholon and the Chinese influence is obvious, the roof is decorated fantastic scenes, rendered in ceramic, from traditional Chinese plays and stories.
Quan Am Pagoda is one of most active and colorful temples in china town and among the must see Ho Chi Minh City tourist attractions, this temple was founded in the early 19th century. The name Quan Am is after the Goddess of Mercy, whose full name is Quan The Am Bo Tat, literally ‘the Bodhisattva who listens to the cries of the world, in reflection of her compassionate mission.
According to the history records, the Quan Am Pagoda is a goddess’s name that is usually shortened to Quan Am (she is also worshiped in China, Korea and Japan) and her statue lies hidden behind a remarkably ornate exterior. when in temple the fantastic ceramic scenes which is decorate the roof, depicting figures from traditional Chinese plays and stories captures the eyes. Other unique features of this temple are the gold-and-lacquer panels of the entrance doors.
Quan Am Pagoda is one of typical architectures of high artistic values in whole Indochina. Though it is not voluminous, it does relate to spiritual life of generations in Ca Mau. In early 2000, the Quan Am pagoda was recognized by Ministry of Culture and Information as a national historical vestige.
Address: 12 Ð Lao Tu, China Town, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: Daily from 08:00 to 17:00