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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. Arrange to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and other attractions in Hue using our Hue tour planner.
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  • There's several other attractions along the way to the pagoda, a nice gardens and at least one good temple. You could see all these things in a couple of hours. No admissions fee. I found a cab here w...  more »
  • Definitely go there- there is an incredible vibe to this place, surrounded by water. Definitely don't walk from the old city- bikes work great! 
  • It's free entrance temple in hue, and very old temple that you can visit! Landscape is good you can take good pictures there! 
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  • The pagoda and its surrounds are lovely to visit, as are the gardens towards the rear of the site. I did find the small exhibit dedicated to Thich Quang Duc (the monk who self-immolated in protest against the South Vietnamese government in 1963) somewhat confronting. Considering it's free and apparently included in most Perfume River boat tours, it's worth stopping by and having a wander around.
  • Nice place to stop to tour the tallest religious building in Vietnam. It also has the car that the famous monk drove before burning himself. Other than that, it is worth a quick stop.
  • Wonderful site, for free and about 4,5km from Hue. Shame to miss it when you are in town.
  • Great place to visit, walking there is fun as well. Thich Quan Duchs car is here, interesting buildings
  • Beautiful pagoda located on a very nice site. From here, you can witness both the impressive pagoda as well as breath-taking view of the Perfume River.