Ong-Bon-Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ong-Bon-Pagoda is located at Hai Thuong Lan Ong Boulevard. This temple was built by the Fukien Chinese and it is dedicated to Ong Bon, the god who is believed to be a guardian of happiness and virtue. Ong Bon is also the god of wealth, which is why devotees bring fake paper currency to burn in the pagoda´s furnace as an offering to him. This ritual is believed to be very auspicious and participating in it is said to bring financial blessings to the individual and his/her family. The central feature of the pagado is an ornately caved wood and gold altar and a statue of Ong Bon.

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