Hanoi: One Pillar Pagoda


After visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, we headed to one pillar pagoda. The pagoda was located inside the lake with a lot of lotus flower and quite amazing but surrounding having nothing much to see. But If you really love a peaceful place, should not miss this place.

Legend has it that Emperor Ly Thai Tong, (1028-1054) was childless, but had a dream where he was handed a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. He married a peasant girl and she bore him the son of his dream. Th emperor then built the temple in thanks for his son, and constructed it in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one of his dream. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar, hence its popular name of One Pillar Pagoda.

Opening Hours: Entrance is free and the pagoda is open daily from 08:00-17:00 with refreshments available at a stand nearby so you can sit and relax in the surrounding gardens.
Location: The One Pillar Pagoda is situated in the park behind the museum near Ba Dinh Square at Ong Ich Kiem Street in the Ba Dinh District.
Remarks: Appropriate attire should be worn if you are entering the temple; prayers take place continuously throughout the day. Praying at The One Pillar Pagoda is said to bring about blessings of fertility and health.

 

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