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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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Pagoda with a view

Nice location overlooking the perfume river...we stopped here for half an hour as part of our one day river tour...quite touristy, as all bus and boat tours stop here, but still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Nice location overlooking the perfume river...we stopped here for half an hour as part of our one day river tour...quite touristy, as all bus and boat tours stop here, but still worth visiting

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

There are some beautiful and well tended gardens here. Some of the shrubs were in flower and even though it was raining softly, it was very pretty. This is the place were the car and picture of the monk who lit himself on fire in protest in Saigon, is displayed. There are a number of lovely buildings, gates and statues.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A peaceful pagoda and working monastery included in some of the all day river & bus trips. The pagoda and gardens are pleasant but the highlight for anyone that remembers the photo of the Buddhist monk seated in a serene lotus position but fully ablaze is the car that drove him to Saigon to make his protest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The temple locates up hill where I could have a wide beautiful view to Perfume river. However, the temple is just a small place so it won't take much time to cover all. Heard some rumors that couples shouldnt be there together, but none has confirmed.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A part of my private tour in hue I visited the thien mu pagoda, was told there are still monks living in there, you can feel the peace in there as its all surrounded with trees and you can see the perfume river. Shame we couldn't go up to the pagoda anymore for conservatory reason.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went on a cyclobike ride around the citadel for an hour and then we walked to the river. I negotiated and hour and a half private boat ride from the citadel to the Thien Mu Pagoda for 150,000 Dong. It was perfect! The couple took us, 30 minute boat ride to the Pagoda and gave us 30 minutes to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This site overlooks the perfume river but the trees do block most of the view. It is well worth going to see, this was included on our tour of Hue. There are steps up to the venue right out the front but on the right side facing the front there was a large ramp that lead up to the site... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

After riding a Dragon Boat along the Perfume River, this is the perfect stop, the place is in great shape. The pagoda exudes a peaceful air, ornamented as it is by pine trees and flowers.The octagonal seven-level pagoda known as Phuoc Duyen Tower is the most prominent single structure in Thien Mu Pagoda; standing on the crest of the hill,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you really want to see another Pagoda, this is a little different as it stands on a hillock overlooking the river. It is reputed to be Hue's oldest and most beautiful Pagoda, that's for you to decide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the pagoda during Tet (Vietnamese new year) and the place was full of Vietnamese people praying and offering things to the ancestors. They do not mind tourists being there with them, some people of our group were even invited into a ceremony and got some durian cake. It is a nice peaceful place on a beautifull location, ther... More 

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