Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Cultural Travel


Ba Thien Hau Pagoda Festival ( Ho Chi Minh City)

Time: The 23rd day of the third lunar month.
Place:
710 Nguyen Trai Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship:
Lady Thien Hau.
Characteristics: The via Ba (her birthday anniversary) ceremony is hold at Thien Hau Pagoda, which is one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in Cho Lon. Many Chinese people come to the festival, they make two effigies of Ong Thien (Good God) and Ong Ac (Evil God) with 3m long. At the end of the festival, the effigies are burned for worshipping.    (Detail)


Ben Thanh Market

Location: Ben Thanh Market is situated at the intersection of Le Loi Avenue, Ham Nghi Avenue, Tran Hung Dao Avenue and Le Lai Street, 700m south-west of the Rex Hotel.
Characteristics: At first, the market was situated near the Ben Nghe River Dike. After being moved many times, it is now standing in the centre of the city where consumers can conveniently find all sorts of products.    (Detail)


Can Gio - a biosphere reserve of the world

Location: The ecological forest of Can Gio is situated 50km away from downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Characteristic: With an area of over 70,000 ha, of which 35,000 ha is salt-watered forest, Can Gio has been recognized as a biosphere reserve of the world by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).    (Detail)


Cho Lon (Lon Market)

Location: Cho Lon is located at Tran Hung Dao Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.    (Detail)


Ky Yen Festival at Binh Dong Communal House

Time: From the 10th to the 14th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Ward 7, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Masters of vocational training in the hamlet.
Characteristics: Worshiping ceremony of the ancestor of the work and long for peace ceremony.
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Ky Yen Festival at Phu Nhuan Communal House

Time: From the 16th to the 18th day of the first lunar month.
Place: 18 Mai Van Ngoc Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Buddha, gods, talented and righteous men called tien hien and hau hien.
Characteristics: On the first day, it commences with prayers for peace and performances of traditional dance and martial arts, as well as other rites based on southern tradition.
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Ky Yen Festival at Truong Tho Communal House

Time: the 17th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: The village's tutelary god, tien hien, hau hien(sages of former time).
Characteristics: The offering must be a living pig. There is no boi (tuong) singing as many other communal houses in the South, because taboo with genies.
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Le Van Duyet Tomb Festival

Time: From the 30th day of the seventh lunar month to the 1st day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Le Van Duyet Tomb, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Ta quan Le Van Duyet.
Characteristics: Cau yen ceremony, performance of many people.
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Ong Bon Pagoda Festival

Time: 15th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Ong Bon, Quan Cong, Quan The Am, Ba Chua Sanh.
Characteristics: Incense-offering ceremony.
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Ong Dia Temple Festival

Time: The 2nd day of the second lunar month.
Place: 125 Le Loi Street, Ward 3, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Genie of the earth Phuc Duc Chinh Than and many other popular genies.
Characteristics: Bong roi singing, tuong (classical drama) performance.
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Ong Pagoda Festival

Time: The 24th day of the sixth lunar month.
Place: 676 - 678 Nguyen Trai Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Quan Cong and many other Chinese gods.
Characteristics: Incense offering ceremony, statue-washing ceremony, unicorn dance, boi singing.
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Phan Cong Hon Temple Festival

Time: The 25th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Ba Diem Commune, Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Phan Cong Hon who led the people of 18 hamlets of Betel Garden in an attack on the residence of District Chief in 1885.
Characteristics: The death anniversary is held resembling the genie worshipping ceremony.
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The death anniversary of the founder of jewelry

Time: The 7th to the 9th day of the second lunar month.
Place: Le Chau Congregation, 586 Tran Hung Dao, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: The founder of jewelry.
Characteristics: Ancestor's death anniversary.
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Welcoming the Lord Whale Festival

Time: From the 15th to the 17th day of the eighth lunar month.
Place: Mausoleum of the Water General, Hung Thanh Hamlet, Can Thanh Commune, Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Objects of worship: Ong Fish (The Whale).
Characteristics: The cult of the whale of the fishermen in the coastal areas. Traditional ritual of procession and sacrifice offering.
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