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The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.
This is a tiny Buddhist temple standing on one pillar set in the centre of a small pond. A single flight of steps lead up to the temple. This seems a very popular temple and there are crowds of worshipers and tourists here. Dress modestly...More
One Pillar Pagoda is in the same location as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; and sit right beside a building, not sure what's called. Quite a unique site to visit.
The place is open to everybody, but please be reminded it is a sacred ground. There's...More
Local legend tells the story of an ancient Vietnamese emperor who dreamt of having his first son, which was subsequently born resting on a lotus flower.
Following the birth the king commissioned this small pagoda, which is shaped like a lotus flower.
True or not,...More
Worth a look if you are round here,the pagoda is very small set in a small concrete pond with only one small set of steps up to view insideI"m sure the pond looks better at parts of the year when it"s full of water lilies,but...More
This pagoda was built to symbolise the lotus flower. There is some posters on the wall nearby that give a history of the pagoda including that French destroyed the original pagoda before leaving Vietnam.
It looks wonderful. However, if you plan go just for the Pagoda, you might feel it was a long trip (from the Old Quarter) for not so much.
If you plan on going up the steps, you cannot without a long sleeve shirt...More