Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

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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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  • I love this place! Peaceful, and fresh air with lovely atmosphere! It’s even much nicer cuz you gotta takw a boat trip to get here! You’ll love it!  more »
  • From the time of Lord Nguyễn Hoàng. Located on the left bank of the perfume River, Ha. Pagoda River dreaming of the land seizures increase the sanctuary of the ancient temple. I can not say more are nothing, you should visit this place.
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  • Bella pagoda. If you have seen in the country will hit you in a special way. very impressive location
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  • Pagoda of the Celestial Lady A group of seven of us visited the Thien Mu Pagoda on 18th January 2018 late in the evening. This was not really the best time to visit the pagoda as it was rather dark. The guide explained to us that this pagoda had been built in 1601 by the then Emperor. According to the folklore or legend, an old woman had appeared at the top of the hill, where the pagoda now stands, and said that a pagoda built here would bring prosperity to the country and the people. The Emperor on hearing this started building the Thien Mu Pagoda at this location and it is named after the celestial lady who appeared on the hill. The pagoda is located in a very scenic location overlooking the Perfume river. It had been renovated and expanded many times and had suffered heavily during the war in 1943 – but renovated in 1973. The octagonal tower built in 1864 is the most prominent structure in the temple complex. It is 14 metres high with seven successive levels at 2 metres each. Each of these represent different stages of Gautama Buddha during the time he spent to attain enlightenment. Thien Mu in the past had been a place that revolted against the establishment in the sixties to protect the rights of budhists. This is a must see location if you are in Hue.
  • It’s a very beautiful temple in Hue. It’s also the symbol of the city! A great way to see it is by doing a cruise on the Perfume river. Alternative, it’s only a 15min bike ride from anywhere in the city. Plan on spending at least an hour there
  • Very peaceful, very photogenic. A lovely break from all the honking traffic, and you can actually hear birdsong in the large garden towards the back. Free entry :) Warning: Toilets are filthy and there's no toilet paper, plan accordingly.
  • 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
  • Picturesque Pagoda by the river, we had a nice peaceful time wandering around the nice garden, admiring the annexed little temples and enjoying the bonsai trees. Very relaxing and really worth a visit

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