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Address: On the bank of the Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
Description: Possibly Hue’s most recognizable landmark, this pagoda contains numerous...
Possibly Hue’s most recognizable landmark, this pagoda contains numerous living and working buildings for its resident monks, a bell tower and a seven-tiered monument in front.
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Nice example of Buddhist design

Situated on a hill high above the Perfume River, this once elegant Pagoda is worth a visit. Climb the steep steps up to the landing where the 7 story octagonal shaped pagoda sits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The name of the pagoda comes from a legend: a long ago, an old woman appeared on the hill where the pagoda stands today. She told local people that a Lord would come and build a Buddhist pagoda for the country's prosperity. Lord Nguyen Hoang, on hearing that, ordered the construction of the pagoda of the "Heavenly Lady".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Situated on a hill high above the Perfume River, this once elegant Pagoda is worth a visit. Climb the steep steps up to the landing where the 7 story octagonal shaped pagoda sits and you'll get a nice view. It's not open for visitors but represents a fine example of Buddhist design and serves as the symbol of Hue. Stroll... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Travel there by boat on Perfume a River if you can. We did, and you arrive cool and relaxed after being on the water. Also delightful to approach the steps from waters edge. I agree with previous reviewer, it's my favourite Buddist site in Hué, the pagoda is beautiful as are the surrounding buildings; you leave with a heightened awareness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely location by the Perfume River, and interesting buildings, too, the large bell' is used apparently still as the pagoda has monks and nuns living & praying there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Liked this attraction. Great pictures taken at this site. The pagoda is beautiful and the structures and craftsmanship on the site is very impressive. Adjacent to the Huong River it is very picturesque. An interesting item that we encountered were cicadas. There were thousands of them in one of the large trees on the site. The sound that they made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was my favourite Buddhist site in hue. Mainly due to the stories and history our guide explained to us. The monk who set himself alight's car is there, recently restored which adds to the mystic. The pagoda is beautiful, as are the surrounding buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We rented a motorbike and went to the different highlights in Hue. The pagoda is very beautiful and its a nice walk around it. Its free to enter. It's also the pagoda where the horrifying story about the munk who burned him self is told and you can see the car there. It was nice but very touristic stop. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

20 minutes drive from the Imperial City the Pagoda is set on the river which is beautiful . There is a museum dedicated to Thich Quang Doc and the car he travelled in to the place he killed himself in Ho Chi Minh is housed here. River trips are available from the Pagoda.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This pagoda, the tallest historical building in Vietnam, was built in 1601 by Hoang, the lord ruling the region, after he was told of the reported appearance of a lady in red who said a lord would build a pagoda on this site in order to pray for the country's prosperity. So, he did just that. The pagoda is impressive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Thien Mu Pagoda is the symbol of Hue and a really nice place to go! I went there by a boat trip also visiting some tombs and temples but the pagoda I liked the most! It´s not only the pagoda but also a nice garden and when you climb the stairs you have a fantastic view over the river! Go... More 

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