"ONE PILLAR PAGODA" Hanoi Things to Do Tip by balhannah

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  One Pillar Pagoda
by balhannah

One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi was built originally in 1049 during the Ly dynasty.
King Ly Thai To of the Ly dynasty had the wooden pagoda on a stilt constructed in a lake, and named it Dien Huu, which means happiness and good luck.
According to a theory, the pagoda was built in a style so as to resemble a lotus emerging out of the water.

The present form of One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi was built in 1955 when the pagoda was refurbished with a concrete pillar from its remnants by the Vietnamese government.
Todays is a replica of the original pagoda, which was a large building.
Take note of the PLASTIC FLOWERS surrounding the Pagoda!

Locals believe that if you pray in this pagoda, it will invoke well-being and fertility.

Please dress respectfully.


I visited here on a city tour

Address: Pho Ong Ich Kiem, Hanoi in Vietnam

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  • Written Sep 23, 2009
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