Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

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#2 of 19 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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  • October 6, 2017
    Overlooking the Perfume River with beautiful view. This working temple has historical significance as it represents the Buddhist resistance against the Catholic Royal family back in the 1960's. Beauti...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Lovely spot....We got there via private boat booked through our hotel. We didn't want to visit Tombs, so just requested a customised trip to Pagoda, then drop at Citadel, then we walked the 30mins or ...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    One of many pagodas in Hué and one of the more impressive. Lovely scenery. We took a boat trip out there which was nice and calm. The Perfume River backdrop is lovely too  more »
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  • May 13, 2017
    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.
  • March 16, 2017
    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
  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • January 29, 2017
    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.
  • February 28, 2017
    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 ?)

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