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Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue, Vietnam

The Thien Mu Pagoda is Hue’s most preserved religious monument standing on the riverbank with its seven-floored tower.

Thien Mu Pagoda (the Elderly Goddess Pagoda) is also known as Thien Mau Pagoda, and locally as the Linh Mu Pagoda.Thien Mu Pagoda is the finest in Hue. It was built in 1601 by Nguyen Hoang, the governor of Hue.

An elderly woman told Hoang the site had supernatural significance and should be marked by the construction of a pagoda. The monastery is the oldest in Hue, and the 7-storey Phuoc Cuyen (Happiness and Grace Tower), built later by Emperor Thieu Tri in 1844 is 21m high, with each storey containing an altar to a different Buddha.

You may wish to enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the perfume to or from the Pagoda.

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