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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.
Kim Long Road, Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting place with beautiful surroundings. Can get busy. Overlooks the Perfume River, it’s 7 story’s high built in 1601 and is an iconic Hue backdrop and a symbol of the ancient city. Short visit for taking photos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 2 days ago

a beautiful pagoda with some well kept grounds. you can easily find a little corner away from the crowds and enjoy in some quiet. some interesting statues at entrance under cover and on the left and right when you walk in as well. beautiful prayer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overlooking the Perfume River, the 7 story pagoda is an iconic Hue backdrop and a symbol of the ancient city. Originally built in 1601 the pagoda is still a religious site today and it’s common to see monks wandering around the beautiful grounds and bonsai...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here with a group from Sweden. Good guiding from our local guide and the Swedish guide. A really peaceful and beautiful place and we can recommend a visit! Too bad that we too late realized that one of the few geocaches in the country...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RunningAround42195
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A peaceful spot noted for its famous 7 story Buddhist pagoda but walk the grounds behind as well to appreciate the entire site

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beautiful pagoda and temples behind it are incredibly designed and well maintained. We took beautiful pictures here. Please be mindful of the rules in place regarding dress code of covering knees and shoulders. There were misbehaved kids playing on the gongs which was disrupting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caitwtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buddhist monks do a wonderful job of maintaining the Pagoda and surrounding gardens. The collection of bonsai trees were amazing

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly another good place to enjoy while in Hue. Steps are steep but it’s a small enough grounds that everyone should check it out.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Salida1048
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pagoda is quite pretty, the area around is very very beautiful and the view absolutely stunning. We walked from the city center (around 90 mins) and took a cab back into town directly to the citadelle (7 mins, 60 000 dong). Must do!!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lillihilli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a boat ride on the Perfume river to reach the Thien Mu Pagoda. We visited it more for it's historical significance including the self immolation of it's chief monk in protest against the Dinh Diem regime. The pagoda is otherwise quite simply built...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 865sharmisthag
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Benedikt H
4 August 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the closing time but suspect that the advice above is correct.
Benedikt H
4 August 2017|
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Response from BRENN77 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Benedikt, I hope you are well and traveling safe. I am unsure as to the closing time. I would recommend arriving in the morning or in the afternoon, either by taxi or water boat. It's a must see and very beautiful... More
7 February 2017|
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Response from 559leq | Reviewed this property |
Well, Hue is seen as a budha land, so you can find a lot places to go. Besides Thien Mu pagoda, you can go to Hue imperial Citadel, Huyen Khong Son Thuong or Minh Mang tomb or Tu Duc Tomb if you are interested in kings's... More