Friday, February 11, 2011

Đền Ngọc Hoàng - Emperor of Jade Temple, HCMC, Vietnam

The Emperor of Jade Temple is located in Dakao Ward , District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The temple was built by Cantonese Buddhists who settled in Saigon in the 19th century. Aside from the historical facts and information which you can read from here, there is one thing I noticed when visiting the place two years ago: the temple looks beautiful and solemn at the midnoon, with the sunlight from above that lightens the temple and highlights the incense smoke.

So this year, I came back to the temple just a few days before Tet (Lunar New Year in Vietnam) so that the place won't be too crowded by visitors and prayers. And here is what I saw.

Emperor of Jade Temple

Emperor of Jade Temple

Emperor of Jade Temple

Emperor of Jade Temple

Technical info: Olympus XA (35mm f2.8) / Lomo LC-A 25th Anniversary Film ISO 800
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