Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai)
About Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai)
Considered one of the best examples of a Taoist Pagoda in Vietnam, the Jade Pagoda was built by the Cantonese community in the early 20th century. The highlight of the temple is a large Jade Emperor statue situated in the main hall by the same name, the official title of which is actually "Most Venerable Highest Jade Emperor of All-Embracing Sublime Spontaneous Existence of the Heavenly Golden Palace." The Jade Emperor's role is to govern the spirits, and to judge who is worthy to enter the heavens. The emperor's roles and responsibilities are depicted throughout the temple. The adjacent rooms feature Kim Hua, the goddess of fertility featuring twelve ceramic figures of women with babies, and the King of Hell with his red horse, Thien Loi, the god of lightning, and other statues from other religious.
Within the temple courtyard, you will also find a small pool and enclosures filled with tortoises.
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