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The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.
It was warm, drizzly day and I had a few hours to kill. I headed off in the direction of the mausoleum. I'm not sure what I expected to find, but it was all so poignant and beautiful.
I was surprised at how formal the...More
This is the symbol of Hanoi which you cant find in another places. It has a balance structre so although the pagoda's very big and the pillar's small, they can stay safe. That's a nice symbol of pagoda architecture in Vietnam. This pagoda is in...More
Not that easy to find, it took us awhile to find it, which is in the same block of the Ho Chi Minh National Museum... definitely is one of the highlights in the city... but a popular sight that is inevitably too crowded 😫😣😖
The pagoda is hidden deep in the mausoleum complex and you can only reach it after a long walk. The place do not have anything special, you cannot go inside the pagoda, only looking and taking picture from outside.
One of the places that just surprice you. The stairs up to the payring place were decorated by beautiful tangerine threes in flowerpots. The whole place was green and naturally colorful. I recommend to go to visit the place after New Year, as I did.
For a sense of this area by night, see my review for Ba Dinh Square, "Visit night AND day but beware the taxi scammers". This review continues that review: Two days after photographing the pink lotus and mausoleum by night, on the morning of our...More