One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda Location : One Pillar Pagoda is on Chua Mot Cot Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

One Pillar Pagoda Characteristic : The One Pillar Pagoda is a cultural and historic relic, unique for its architectural features.

The pagoda was first built in 1049 under the Ly Dynasty, on the west side of the ancient Thang Long Capital. Its original name was Dien Huu, expressing the wish for longevity for the second King Ly. The pagoda is built in the shape of a lotus blooming on its stem.

The pagoda was built after the description of a dream of King Ly Thai Tong who reigned between 1028 and 1054, in which Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Goddess of Mercy, led him to a lotus flower.

The actual One Pillar Pagoda is the miniature reconstruction of a large, ancient, royal Buddhist building. The pagoda is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

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Presidential Palace & House on Stilts

One Pillar Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh Museum

St Joseph's Cathedral

Military History Museum

National Fine Arts Museum

Hoan Kiem Lake

West Lake

Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton)

Museum of the Revolution

Ancient House at 87 Ma May St

Long Bien and Chuong Duong Bridges

Museum of Ethnography

The Vietnamese Women's Museum

Water Puppet Theatre

Hanoi Opera House

Botanical Gardens

Thu Le Park and Zoo

Co Loa Citadel

Ba Vi National Park

Perfume Pagoda

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