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Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

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Architectural Building
Originally established in the 17th century, Thien Mu Pagoda remains one of nation's oldest and best-preserved religious buildings. Situated on the Perfume River, the temple rises in seven tiers, each dedicated to human forms taken by Buddha during his road to Enlightenment. Upon your arrival, notice the wooden temple guardians with real human hair as beards near the entrance. Inside the compound, you can visit the monastic buildings, a large cemetery, and a beautifully maintained garden of pine trees. Arrange to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and other attractions in Hue using our Hue tour planner.
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  • Mystical place and well kept facility. The place isn't that big but you'll do some walking around the complex. Great place for pictures.  more »
  • I was totally surprised at how much I loved this Pagoda. It is so serene (apart from all of the tourists) & beautifully scenic. Unfortunately, I went in the mid afternoon & the heat was unbearable so ...  more »
  • Having visited numerous countries with truly amazing and mind blowing temples, churches, cathedrals and mosques, Vietnam tends to be a underwhelming in its choices in this regard. With relatively few ...  more »
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  • The pagoda itself is NBD, don't fall for the hype. The temple behind it is somewhat interesting, especially the main prayer hall. I enjoyed walking in the small pine garden for the quiet and the breeze.
  • beautiful place. you need to explore more. i can spend 1 hour only in this place. it has bonsai garden. and the back garden also nice
  • The Thien Mu Pagoda is popular with tourist but don't let that put you off. About a 10-15 minute scooter journey from Hue town center, the Pagoda is easily accessible and definately worth making the journey to see the beutiful buildings and the well kept gardens.
  • Great place to visit. This temple has a big garden and a bonsai area. Better to come here as first stop. If you are taking a scooter tour with a driver, ask them to start from here.
  • a bit overblown tourist attraction there are many nicer and more interesting temples to visit at Da Lat with less tourists and more local devotees. Seems this one is just a tourist milking scam with the ferry agents asking 400 000 dongs for the ride on the so called "perfume river" (its that the smell of rotten garbage that they call perfume ?)