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The One Pillar Pagoda was originally built by the Emperor Ly Thai Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. According to the annals, the heirless emperor dreamed that he met Quan The Am Bo Tat, the Goddess of Mercy, who handed him a male child. Ly Thai Tong then married a young peasant girl and had a son and heir by her. As a way of expressing his gratitude for this event, he constructed a pagoda here in 1049
Built of wood on a single stone pillar, the pagoda is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, the symbol of purity, rising out of a sea of sorrow. One of the last acts of the French before quitting Hanoi in 1954 was to destroy the original One Pillar Pagoda; the structure was rebuilt by the new government
You can visit the pagoda mausoleum & museum in 1 visit as it is in the same compound. This pagoda is famous for people who wish for a baby boy, they'd come put their offerings & touch the stone lotus.
A little quirky but worth a stop to pay your respects and snap a photo. 😄🇻🇳
Pre-hochimin symbol of Ha Noi. You can also pray for getting a baby-boy. The pagoda is in the same vicinity as HCM's mausoleum, house and museum, so it's a good attraction for a day trip
There's a lot of people here so check if you can visit this first before the mausoleum to avoid a crowd. Praying here is believed to offer you good luck in conceiving a child.
Very small Pagoda next to the Ho Chi Minh museum. Nice to look at, but not much to see. Guards around this complex are very strict about where and when you can walk. Photography isn’t widely allowed
One Pillar Pagoda is one part of Hochiminh Complex. When you enter this complex, you can visit Hochiminh Mausoleum, Hochiminh's House, One Pillar Pagoda, Hochiminh Museum...
One of the most recognizable places in Hanoi, should be visited along with Mausoleum
Spent hours trying to find this "must see" attraction. Most of it was a building site with limited access (August 2014) - very disappointing experience.
One Pillar Pagoda is only a part of Dien Huu Pagoda architectural complex. http://hanoi-online.net/?p=178