One Pillar Pagoda

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Hanoi, Vietnam
One Pillar Pagoda - dragon statue at the gate
One Pillar Pagoda - stair to go up the Pagoda
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One Pillar Pagoda - One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda - sign outside

One Pillar Pagoda Hanoi Reviews

SamsTravels SamsTrav…
56 reviews
A CUTE pAGODA! Oct 02, 2014
When visiting Vietnam, I am sure that you will see a lot of pagodas and this one is no different. In fact the one pillar pagoda in Hanoi is located on the lake in the heart of Hanoi and therefore you cant really miss it. Most tourists end up around this area at some point, so no need to really seek it our in my opinion. Its a nice addition to the view and I am glad I saw it, but would not have been upset if I could not fit in it into my overall plan. All in all if you see it, great! If not, don't worry to much about it.
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gingerbatik gingerba…
442 reviews
One Pillar Pagoda Jul 12, 2013
One Pillar Pagoda located a few meters away from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with a small artificial lake and surrounded by green gardens.

The structure of this Pagoda resembles a Lotus Flower. It consists of a column of stone, 1.25 meters in diameter, on which rest a few wooden pillars supporting the whole. The overall dimensions of this Pagoda are approximately 4 meters high, 2 meters wide. Inside this pagoda house an altar of Buddha.

This One Pillar Pagoda built around the 11th century, inheritance of the Ly dynasty.

According to legend, the Emperor Ly Thai Tong built this Pagoda after the birth of his son, the fruit of the union with a commoner. The Emperor Lý had a dream in which the Goddess Avalokiteshvara Buddhist mother, which rested on a Lotus Flower, give him a child.

This One Pillar Pagoda is popular with Vietnamese tradition, and couples who wish to be blessed with many children, should go to this place and make an offering.

Newly married women usually go to the One Pillar Pagoda with fruit and incense offerings, to pay their respects to Buddha and be blessed with fertility and marriage.
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One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda
stair to go up the Pagoda
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batran batran
3 reviews
Jan 25, 2007
The original name of the pagoda was Dien Huu pagoda which literally means long lasting happiness and and good luck. The pagoda is situated in the western part of the city. It was first built in 1049 in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong. legend has it that at time King Ly Thai Tong was very old and had no sons of his own. One night he had a dream that he was granted a private audience with Buddha with a male baby on his hands. Buddha seating on a lotus flower in a square-shaped lotus pond in the western side of Thang Long Citadel, gave the king the baby. Month later the queen got pregnant and she gave birth to a male. To repay the gift from Buddha, the king ordered the construction of a pagoda with was supported by only one pillar resembling a lotus seat on which Buddha had been seated. The pagoda was dedicated to Buddha.
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Cho says:
Oh....I didn't see this pagoda in Hanoi :(
Posted on: Sep 18, 2013

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