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Runner wrote a review Dec. 2020
Milan, Italy12 contributions1 helpful vote
the peace land beside the Perfume River. We can access here by Dragon boat on Perfume River, after visiting the pagoda, we back Hue center or other places by private cars. Thien Mu is one of the old pagoda in Hue, this is must-visiting place when you arrive Hue.
Date of experience: December 2020
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Nov. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,503 helpful votes
At any visit to Huê, the "Thiên Mu Pagoda" (literally, the "Heavenly Lady Pagoda") is unmissable, as one of the most important tourist attractions of Vietnam's former Imperial capital city. Its poetic name derives from an ancient legend. Centuries ago, an old lady, known as "Thiên Mu", appeared at the top of Hue's "Hà Khê" hill (where the pagoda now stands) and prophesied that, one day, a king would come and build right there, for the country's prosperity, a Buddhist temple. In 1601, King Nguyen Hoang while passing by, on hearing the prophecy, ordered the construction of the mentioned temple. Years later and after innumerable restorations, the iconic seven-story octogonal tower - the highest stupa in Vietnam (21 m high) - is still there, atop "Hà Khê" hill and on the banks of "Perfume River". Located in the village of Hoang Long, at only 5 km of Huê, it can be easily reached by car or boat and is best seen on early mornings or at dusk, when local Buddhist monks say their evening prayers. "Thiên Mu Pagoda" is also famous for the beautiful sunsets over "Perfume River" ... It certainly is an "unofficial" symbol of the Imperial Huê. Enjoy!…
Date of experience: January 2020
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Frances L wrote a review Jul. 2020
United Kingdom263 contributions65 helpful votes
This is more than just a Pagoda as it is situated in lovely gardens [especially those with a love of Bonsai] and overlooks the Perfume River. It's rather a striking looking Pagoda about 7 tiers high and octagonal. With the garden, ponds, Bonsai and river a very peaceful backdrop.
Date of experience: March 2020
Tony Le wrote a review Jul. 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam667 contributions2 helpful votes
Thien Mu Pagoda, - Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is an ancient pagoda located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of Huong River, in Kim Long, Huong Hoa, Hue, about 5 km west of Hue city center. Thien Mu pagoda was officially established in 1601 - In 1710, Lord Quoc cast a large bell, weighing over two tons, called Dai Hong Chung, with an card engraved on it. By 1714, Lord Quoc again restored the pagoda with dozens of very large architectural constructions such as Thien Vuong palace, Dai Hung palace, Dharma preacher, Tang Kinh floor, Sangha room, Zen house ... but many works among them are no more today. The Lord also personally wrote an article, carved into a large (2m60 high, 1m2 wide) talking about the construction of architectural works here, enjoin servants to go to China to buy more than 1,000 Buddhist sets to put on the Tang Kinh floor, praising the philosophy of Buddhism, clearly shows the legend of Venerable Thach Liem - a person who had great merit in helping Lord Nguyen revive Buddhism in Dang Trong. Stele is placed on the back of a very large stone turtle, simple but beautiful decoration. - Phuoc Duyen Tower is a famous symbol associated with Thien Mu Pagoda. 21 m high tower, including 7 floors, was built in front of the temple in 1844. Each floor has Buddha statues. Inside, there is a spiral staircase leading to the top floor, where there used to be a golden Buddha statue. In front of the tower is Huong Nguyen temple, Falun on the top (wheel of Dharma, Buddhist symbol). - A storm in 1904 devastated the temple. Many constructions were damaged, in which Huong Nguyen temple was completely collapsed (there are still traces). In 1907, King Thanh Thai rebuilt it, but the pagoda is no longer as big as it used to be. On both sides of the tower are two quadrilateral houses, with two steles of Thieu Tri life. - One of the most amazing temples that any visitor to Hue should not miss…
Date of experience: February 2020
Becky1979 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Hull, UK159 contributions60 helpful votes
The pagoda is located on the Perfume river. We visited it by a dragon boat and enjoyed the beautiful grounds which it had to offer.
Date of experience: July 2020
2 Helpful votes