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One Pillar Pagoda

Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District | Đội Cấn, Q Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi
Ranked #42 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Viborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Vktour showed us a winderful pagoda in Hanoi. The one-legged pagoda was built in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong. The pagoda looks like a lotus flower and is a thank you for him to have a son. Ho Chi Minh Museum is also worth a visit.Pagoda.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One pillar pagoda (also known as Dien Huu) is built on a single pillar, rising out in the middle of a pond, resembling a blossoming lotus bud- a symbol of purity in Buddhism. I was very eager to show my Chinese friends this unique piece of architecture, the symbol of the city during their short visit to Ha Noi. Yes,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

When visiting Vietnam, you will see a lot of pagodas, this one is located on the lake in the heart of Hanoi and therefore you cant really miss it. Its a nice addition to the view and I am glad I saw it, but would not have been upset if I could not fit in it. All in all if... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although it is under construction you can still visit the temple and take a few photos. Definitely worth the visit.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One Pillar Pagoda is a Hanoi landmark and well worth the visit, it's also a great photo stop, built of wood on a single stone pillar it is designed to resemble the lotus blossom, it is really very beautiful.

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Portsmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Pagoda itself is very nice but the surrounding area is under construction and therefore is incredibly loud and messy, which is not the atmosphere you would usually put with a place of worship. What a shame.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I don't want to put this attraction down with rating as it was useless seeing it at this stage. Can go see but it's all covered and water dirtied and construction gear everywhere. Still impressive from the standpoint it's on one pillar. Wish I came at a time it wasn't covered and looking beautiful as suggested by photos. If I... More

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The One-Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) is located between the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. The pagoda was built in 1049 and resembles a giant lotus blossom. According to a legend, King Ly Thai To was childless and dreamt one night that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Goddess of Compassion), who handed him a baby... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This structure is very small but it is the symtom of Ha Noi. I heard a local talk the story about this Pagoda. A King of Vietnam dreamed a beautiful lotus which blossom which only one branch. After he woke up, he asked the fortuneteller and this person said this was a lucky signal. This was the reason of The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When I arrived here on 26 May it seemed closed, but one of the workers told me it was okay to go in. However, upon going in I found there wasn't much to see, as the main structure is under wraps during the restoration.

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