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Review of One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda
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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.
Reviewed December 18, 2012

If you go to the mosseleum of Ho Chi Minh, you can just walk to One Pillar Pagoda only 2 minutes, the location si not far also from Ho Chi Minh house.
The area is tidy and clean, not much to see, only the pagoda but it is unique.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

It's near the mausoleum so it won't be bad to take a quick peep. A lot of Asian (oriental) tourists ply the few stairs to maybe say a little prayer. It's good for a picture or two, then you can move on.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

It's just a tiny pagoda but with a very special architecture. It was build on a small pond which cover with extremely beatiful flowers named "Hoa Sung". I like to enjoy the atmosphere there.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

According to Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu, The Complete History of Great Viet, the pagoda was built in the winter of 1049 under the reign of King Ly Thai Tong who dreamed of seeing the Goddess of Mercy sitting in a lotus throne and talking him to it. When awaking, the king told his mandarins about his dream and one of them thought that it was a bad omen. Monk Thien Tue advised him to build a pagoda and a lotus-shaped tower just as he had seen in his dream. When the pagoda was inaugurated, monks went around the pagoda and recited the Buddhist scriptures to pray for longevity of the king. For this reason, the pagoda is also called Dien Huu (long lasting happiness and good luck).

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

For whatever reasons, One Pillar Pagoda, which can be found very near Ho Chi Minh’s house, has become an iconic symbol of Hanoi. It is a very tiny little Pagoda outside the Ho Chi Minh Museum. It is a wooden Pagoda built on a single stone pillar in the middle of a very small pond. No entrance fee.

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