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Thien Mu Pagoda

On the bank of the Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #5 of 35 Attractions in Hue
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Possibly Hue’s most recognizable landmark, this pagoda contains numerous living and working buildings for its resident monks, a bell tower and a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Athens, Greece
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Apart from the wonderful Pagoda itself and the impressive bell, the temple is definitely worth a visit, However, I find the place where Thích Quảng Đức's old car is kept equally important. Thích Quảng Đức is the Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quảng Đức was protesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very intersting and historical place, great when you go by boat and less traffic when going by moto or bicycle

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Toronto
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Free admission, a beautiful view of the perfume river, and a few good photo ops. I wouldn't travel to Hue just to see this, but if you are already here, worth a visit.

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Montreal
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9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very interesting history and still a functioning Buddist Monastery with Monks praying and working on the site. Don't miss seeing the bell. Also, beautiful views of the Perfume River

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Durban, South Africa
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was excited to see the Thien Mu Pagoda and we arrived in the late afternoon as the sun was sparkling over the pearl river, which helped the mood. The pagoda is very old, very tall and surrounded by plenty of places to sit and enjoy the shady park or snap some photographs. There is also a temple behind the... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This pagoda is located at the riverside. So it offers great vieuws. The temple complex is very serene and peaceful. There is no admission to pay.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If your hiring a motor bike for the day this is a must, not too far from the centre, a beautiful Pagoda. The area is full of history and the surrounding of the Pagoda is beautiful. Nice to walk around for half an hour.

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Glasgow
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

climb the steps to reach this pagoda. But beond is the real interest of this place of worship, the car driven by the monk who commited suicid by petrol in protest to the governments treatment of budists, the temple its self is also worth a look. Even the accomodation blocks are quite an interesting insight to the way of life.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The whole family loved this little temple located alongside the Perfume River. Nice buildings and tall pagoda to see. Our son loved 'moving' the large heavy bell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a great site, beautiful sculptures and interesting gardens, very peaceful, you'll take great pictures here

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