One Pillar Pagoda Hà Nội, Vietnam

Chùa Một Cột Ba Đình, Hà Nội

A remarkable construction, based on one pillar, built in the middle of the fountain to resemble a lotus flower floating on the water - One Pillar Pagoda from the eleventh century is one of the symbols of Hanoi and a popular place among tourists. The construction of the One Pillar Pagoda is related to a local legend. Its construction was commissioned by Emperor Lý Thái Tông from the Ly dynasty, to whom the goddess foretold the birth of a child, he saw in his dream on a lotus flower. It was the lotus flower that served as the model of this beautiful pagoda. The three-meter interior of the temple is dedicated to the Vietnamese Buddhist deity Quan Am. Unfortunately, only replicas of the original structure can now be observed, because during the war in 1955 the original temple was destroyed by the French army during evacuation. One Pillar Pagoda is located in the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum area, so you can go off the course and see this characteristic, small temple, built on one pillar.

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