This is small pagoda

Last update at 09/14/2011 22:10. By Hanoi Local Guide.
This is small pagoda

This is small pagoda
By Hanoi Local Guide


One Pillar Pagoda is a small pagoda with one pillar in the middle if a lotus pond. This unique pagoda was built by an emperor Ly Thai Tong, ruled Vietnam between 1028-1054, to gratitude Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara to gave him a new born son as he was dreaming Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara while seated on a lotus flower handed him a baby son. This Pagoda is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25m in diameter and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom.

It was rebuilt after it was destroyed by the french.

It is located west of Hanoi, 500m from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Opening hours 8am-5pm.

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One Pillar Pagoda
Location Hanoi
Basin countries Vietnam

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