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  • Chua Thien Mu - HEAVENLY LADY PAGODA - Hue

I visited this Pagoda on a City Tour that I did.

There is a legend that people around this area used to see a vision of an old lady appearing on the hill where the Pagoda now sits. When she saw people, she always said that one day a great Leader would build a Pagoda at this site to bring peace to the country.

Lord Nguyen Hoang passed this way, and on hearing the story constructed the Pagoda in 1601.
It sits on a high bank overlooking the Perfume River.

Located here, is the Phuoc Duyen tower, a great stele (carved in 1715) Quang Duc's car (he burned himself in Saigon as a defying act against the Diem regime) and the Great Bell (cast in 1710 and said to be heard from 10kms away) it is also where Monks of the Temple live and practice Buddhism.

Worth a visit.

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2009
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