Thien Mu Pagoda

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Thien Mu Pagoda Hue Reviews

christl3 christl3
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Gorgeous Pagoda Nov 07, 2012
The Thien Mu Pagoda is a historical and iconic Hue landmark/attraction.

As you approach the entrance you climb a set of steps (Asia loves it's steps!) and straddling either side of the steps at the top are two imposing, decorative pillars. After that and at the centre of the pagoda complex is an octagonal pillar structure that ascends up five storeys.

It is situated on a hill with a fabulous view of the river down below.

It was built in 1601 by Thich Quang Duc who immolated himself to protest the administrations reign.

It is a nice structure with lovely gardens.

Pagodas are beautiful but once you've seen one, you've seen them all!
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Iconic pagoda Mar 11, 2010
Built in the seventeenth century, Thien Mu pagoda is the oldest one in Hue and certainly one of the most impressive and iconic. Its location cannot be missed either; it is situated along this beautiful and auspicious bend along the Perfume River.

The seven-storey pagoda is wonderfully maintained and although it was not possible to go inside when I visited it, just seeing the façade made the trip worth it. However, it was possible to take a quick glimpse at the several Buddha statues inside. There is a stone statue of this giant tortoise too, which has a massive tablet on its back. The script looks Chinese and although a translation isn’t available, it’s a wonderful little monument which signifies longevity.

I particularly recommend seeing it via boat and at sunset too. If you are in Hue and only have time to see one pagoda, it should definitely be this one!
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jaeWALK jaeWALK
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Iconic symbol of Hue Nov 23, 2008
Standing on the left bank of the Perfume River is the seven-story octagonal tower of the Thien Mu Pagoda that is lovely symbol of Hue.

The tower, Thap Phuoc Duyen, which translates to The Source of Happiness Tower dominates most of the area. People often mistake it to be the pagoda itself, but it is not. The Pagoda is behind it. There are two pavilions close by. One shelters a huge bell, while the other, a stele on top of a tortoise that tells of the story of buddhism in Hue.

The main sanctuary houses a bronze laughing buddha and Three statues namely A Di Da, Thich Ca, and Di Lac. All three are permutations of the buddha.

There's a monk quarters and a pine tree forest at the back, as well as a shrine. The Shrine quite a beautiful spot within the site with all those leave-less frangipani and other ornamental plants.

The pagoda is one of the most well-maintained structures i've seen in Vietnam and is very welcoming to visitors.
the entrance to Thien Mu Pagoda
The Shrine behind the main sanctua…
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