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“One of the Symbols of Hanoi” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda
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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
Ranked #43 of 274 things to do in Hanoi
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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.
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“One of the Symbols of Hanoi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2009

The One Pillar Pagoda in and of itself isn't really worth going out of your way for, but since it is contained in the Ho Chi Minh complex, with the Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Residence, and Museum, it's not out of your way at all, and it makes a good photo since it's so uniquely in its design.

The previous review tells the story - the one pillar was rebuilt into concrete in 1955 (used to be wood), and there is a very nice buddha image inside (small but nice). You walk up the steps to the temple, it's a very unique structure. Around the pagoda you have another small temple with a nice buddha image, some gardens and a small monastery. This area surrounding the pagoda takes about 15-20 minutes to see. The pagoda itself is about a 5 minute exercise.

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“history in one pilar pagoda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2007

On Pillar Pagoda is one of the beauty place in which complex of Ho Chi Minh mauselium. It was built by the Emperor Ly Thai Tong , who ruled from 1028 to 1054 . The legend has said that: The King dreamed that he had met Quan The Am Bo Tat( Goddess Of Mercy), who, while seated on a lotus flower, handed him a male child. Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl he met by chance and had a son and heir a baby. To express his gratitude for this event, he constructed tho One pillar Pagoda in 1049.
The whole pagoda looks like a lotus flower. It is one of the symbol of Hanoi. If you have some day free in hanoi, you should go there!!

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