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Quan Am Pagoda Worshipers light incense.

Worshipers at the Quan Âm Pagoda in Chợ Lớn, Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown, light joss sticks in a brazier. Dedicated primarily to the Goddess of Mercy (Avalokitasvara, Guanyin, Kwun Yum, Quan Am), the temple was founded in 1816 by Chinese immigrants from Fujian Province. It is a popular place of worship for both Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists. In addition, there are altars devoted to the Jade Emperor (Tian Gong, Yu Di, Yu Huang) in the antechamber and the Goddess of the Sea (A-Ma, Matsu, Mazu, Thien Hau, Tin Hau) in the main hall. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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