Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Hue
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. Make Thien Mu Pagoda part of your personalized Hue itinerary using our Hue trip builder site .
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  • A very beautiful Pagoda, lots of steps up to it. Worth the walk. The rain had briefly stopped which made this a good place to visit.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful visit in Hue. Recommended a browser offline to navigate the area. It is not easy to reach without gps
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  • Having been to a few pagodas in the last 10 days, I was expecting a lot from Thien Mu - it had been talked about by so many since I’d arrived in Hue. I was a bit disappointed by it on arrival. It is a...  more »
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  • Historic, beautiful and peaceful Buddhist pagoda. This pagoda is associated with the Nguyen lords (forefathers of Nguyen emperors - Vietnam's last dynasty). Used to be one of unofficial symbols of Hue. Best if you take a boat trip along Perfume river from downtown up here early in the morning
  • The iconic seven-store pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the city of Hue. It is 3 kilometers from the citadel of Hue. You can go from the pagoda to the citadel on foot or on electric cars. The pagoda was built in 1601 AD. The visit to this pagoda is highly recommended.
  • My dad and I met some Vietnamese generals from the American War era here that were incredibly friendly and wanted to hear all about our war time experience. They had no hard feelings at all! It's been our best experience in Nam so far.
  • Amazing pagoda with its iconic tower right at the entrance. The surroundings are peaceful and filled with trees. A must-visit place if you are religious or if you want to discover one of the iconic symbols of Hue. No entrance fees are needed.
  • Pretty neat little area. The car and the story behind is a nice touch. Nice for a little afternoon or morning stroll, though plan on being here no more than around half an hour.

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