Tu Dam Pagoda, Hue

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See the statue of Ton Thich on lotus, and witness incredible architecture of Tu Dam Pagoda. Built in 17th century, the temple used to be a meeting space for Buddhist monks. Stand in front of it to see yin and yang roof decorated with dragons. Firstly go through the forecourt, then continue to central chamber, and lastly see the ancient area. The pagoda stands for freedom of religion, and played important role in developing Buddhism. Walk around the garden, and take the time to appreciate the holiness of the site. Before you head to Hue, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hue online itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Hue has to offer, including Tu Dam Pagoda.
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  • Right on the way is the entrance to the pagoda, a nice, quiet place, with more tourists, landscaped garden, nice views and where, among other things, there is a car, in which the monk was transported to the Quảng Đức, who 11.6.1973 burned in Saigon in protest against President Diana. A half-watch.
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  • A bit hilly to walk up to pagoda and can be challenging if hard to walk about. Worthwhile using a guide to get the history and story of the monks and the area and need to go early as can be very hot t...  more »
  • I visited the Pagoda as part of a tour around Hue. The pagoda has a great view over the Perfume river, there is no entrance charge to view the pagoda. The site is not too commercialised and is well pr...  more »
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  • Tu Dam pagoda locates in Su Lieu Quan street. It is only 2km from the centre of Hue city. It is known for one of the oldest pogada in Viet Nam. There are three parts in the pagoda which includes the three entrance gate, the main sanctuary and the conference House. The atmosphere is fresh and peaceful. It has a big bodhi tree in the right. Let try to sit on the benches under it and see the leaves and sky. It is so wonderful. I was attracted by the tower with 7 floors. The flowers bloom in the back yard. The wind chimes creates wonderful sound that makes visiters' soul resful.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. You have to walk along the right to get into the temple. Beware: there was a lady that light an intense stick and showed you how to pray. Then she wanted one dollar.
  • Ok
  • Nice
  • Well maintained pagoda with large tower
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