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One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda

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As the thousand year old capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a famous destination with many historic places. One of the most remarkable monuments is One Pillar Pagoda, the highlight for your Vietnam holiday.

This unique pagoda is located in Mot Cot street near the Ho Chi Minh complex (including Mausoleum, presidential palace, Ho Chi Minh stilt house). This area is a great stop for your Vietnam vacation.

According to the legend, The King Ly Thai Tong had no sons and the power of the dynasty was just given from father to son. Therefore, he went to different pagodas to pray for a son.

One night, in his dream, he saw the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara sitting on a great lotus flower in a square-shaped lotus pond on the western side of Thang Long Citadel with a boy.

Then, She gave the boy to the King. Months later, the Queen gave birth to a son and the King decided to build a pagoda in the shape of a lotus seat supported by one pillar to honour the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. The pagoda emerging out of the water was built in 1049.

Unfortunately in 1954, the French forces destroyed this pagoda before withdrawing from Hanoi. Now, what you see is the One Pillar pagoda rebuilt in 1955 with the shame architecture.

other highlights of hanoi

dien huu pagoda
quan thanh temple
tran quoc pagoda
perfume pagoda
thay pagoda
tay phuong pagoda
but thap pagoda
all hanoi temples, pagodas
all museums for vietnam tours

hanoi old quarter
water puppet
ho chi minh complex
hoan kiem lake
museum of ethnology
temple of literature
ngoc son temple
ho chi minh mausoleum

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