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DESTINATIONS Hanoi Monday, 14 September 2015

One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi

This pagoda is one of the spirituality destinations in Hanoi.

One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda

The legend states that the emperor was old at that time but he have no son so he often went to pagodas to pray. One night, he dreamed that the God appeared on the lotus and gave him a son. Then the Queen had a prince. The Emperor ordered to build the One Pillar Pagoda to thank the God.

Inside the pagoda
Inside the pagoda

This was a creative construction which was the combination of sculpt, art and carving. The pagoda was a symbol of national culture.

In the war, it was destroyed by French. Now, it was rebuilt with smaller size which reminds people about the unique construction in the past.

People visit One Pillar Pagoda
People visit One Pillar Pagoda

Many locals as well as foreigners come here to visit and pray. The One Pillar Pagoda is popular with childless couples and is also believed to have miraculous healing powers. During the summer, the surrounding pond is covered in lotus blossoms. 

More information:
Add: Beside the Ho Chi Minh museum
Opening Hours: Daily 08:30-11:30, 13:00-16:30
Free entrance
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