One of the most religious sites located at 264 Hai Thuong Lan Ong Boulevard is Ong Bon Pagoda. Built after World War II by the Fukien Chinese, it worships Ong Bon – the god of wealth who is supposed a Guardian of Happiness and Virtue. The pagoda features a carved wood and gold altar, a statue of Ong Bon as well.

Ong Bon Pagoda or Nhi Phu Temple

Ong Bon Pagoda (also called Nhi Phu Temple)

Thien Hau, Quan Am, the Jade Emperor and Monkey King are dedicated in the pagoda. The Ong Bon architecture is quite simple but imbued with solemn atmosphere of religious cultural style of the Chinese. Looking from outside, the pagoda is prominent with overlapped layers of curved roofs that are uncommon in other pagodas of Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions operated from Phu My port. Every year, the Ong Bon offers many festivals, especially the full-moon festival in January and August (lunar calendar) which receives much attention from locals and tourists.

The front yard of Ong Bon Pagoda

The front yard of Ong Bon Pagoda