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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi

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Perched on a single stone pillar erected in the middle of a lotus pond, One Pillar Pagoda rises like a flower from the water. Climb a dozen stairs to access this iconic 11th-century wooden temple and see its gilt statue of Guanyin, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, surrounded by colorful offerings. Many people come to pray to this goddess for fertility. Originally built in the midst of a swamp, this tiny temple with flying eaves now overlooks a small lotus pool inside a tranquil park. A popular spot included in most tours of Hanoi, the temple holds many prayer ceremonies throughout the day. Add One Pillar Pagoda to your Hanoi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hanoi tourist route planner.
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  • The French destroyed this temple on their way out in 1954. It was reconstructed and still commemorates the legend of Emperor Ly Thai Tong. It is said that the childless emperor dreamed that Quan Am, t...  more »
  • There are a great many pagoda'er in Viet Nam, and we will therefore quickly sated by them. The only plus of this is that it is located at Ho Chi Mins Mausoleum.
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  • in March 2011 wooden pagoda is based on a single stone pillar, it represents a lotus flower symbol of purity destroyed in 1954 and rebuilt by the new Government to see the return of the mausoleum of ho chi mith
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  • It is one of must see places in Hanoi. Very spiritual place. People still pray there so please respect it while taking pictures. The temple has a great story behind. You'll enjoy it.
  • This is a small Buddhist temple with its uniquely iconic meaning rather than a big pagoda for walking around. The originals imagined it looks like a lotus flower rising from the lake; seem like a brilliant idea with a not-so-well execution.
  • As I know the symbol of Hanoi city. You can see this symbol everywhere people want to express imagination about Hanoi. Wish there is less tourists so you can feel the peaceful atmosphere.
  • The most beautiful pagoda in Hanoi city that I have seen! Right next to Ho Chi Minh museum Must see!!