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One Pillar Pagoda

1,628 Reviews

One Pillar Pagoda

1,628 Reviews
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Nov 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,501 contributions1,523 helpful votes
Not far from "Ba Dinh Square", "Ho Chi MInh Mausolem" and "Ho Chi Minh Museum", you will find "Chùa Môt Côt", as "One-Pillar Pagoda" is locally known. It was originally built by Emperor Lý Thái Tông, in 1049, and has been restored many many times along the centuries. Its last restoration dates from 1955, as it was severely destroyed by French Union Forces while withdrawing Vietnam after the First Indochina War. The three square meter wooden pagoda stands on a single stone pillar (1,25 m in diameter) in the middle of a pond and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The pagoda supposedly ressembles a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity, enlightenment and rebirth. Inside "One-Pillar Pagoda", Vietnamese Buddhist deity "Quam Am" is enshrined and brings blessings of fertility and health. Visiting the pagoda can be easily combined with other nearby attractions in the "Ho Chi Minh Complex". Dress properly, queue respectfully and be silent, as prayers take place continuously inside this beautiful small temple. Say a little prayer, burn an incense and may "Quam Am" bless your visit to Vietnam. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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bhodgkinson wrote a review Jun 2020
Preston, United Kingdom241 contributions114 helpful votes
Visited whilst at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A small but nice Pagoda - a good little photo opportunity.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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André K wrote a review Apr 2020
Uitenhage, South Africa168 contributions44 helpful votes
Nice place to visit but nothing spectacular unless your are into Eastern Religious sites. It does make a lovey back drop for a photo.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Dionne T wrote a review Mar 2020
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Worth a trip. Historic and beautiful. Warning - do not buy something out of the shops around it. They charge much more than double the regular price.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Guy T wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom658 contributions96 helpful votes
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Just behind the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a quaint, tranquil reconstructed Pagoda that also has a small temple behind. Very pretty and peaceful. The temple behind around a courtyard had a couple of altars with offerings, one had huge bouquets of flowers! Probably one of the prettier displays I've seen in Hanoi! Very worth the 10 minutes to visit!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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