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Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

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#2 of 31 in Historic Sites in Hue
Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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Originally established in the 17th century, Thien Mu Pagoda remains one of nation's oldest and best-preserved religious buildings. Situated on the Perfume River, the temple rises in seven tiers, each dedicated to human forms taken by Buddha during his road to Enlightenment. Upon your arrival, notice the wooden temple guardians with real human hair as beards near the entrance. Inside the compound, you can visit the monastic buildings, a large cemetery, and a beautifully maintained garden of pine trees. Make Thien Mu Pagoda part of your personalized Hue itinerary using our Hue trip builder site.
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  • Visiting Thien Mu Temple is one place travelers must see. Just seeing the beautiful trees, plants, flowers, ponds with Koi, gave me a sense of peace. Make sure to truly enjoy the landscape of this... 
    Visiting Thien Mu Temple is one place travelers must see. Just seeing the beautiful trees, plants, flowers, ponds with Koi, gave me a sense of peace. Make sure to truly enjoy the landscape of this...  more »
  • This gets an excellent rating due to its connection with Thich Quang Duc and his globally recognisable/historic event. This is a must see location. Go and find out the story behind the man. At the... 
    This gets an excellent rating due to its connection with Thich Quang Duc and his globally recognisable/historic event. This is a must see location. Go and find out the story behind the man. At the...  more »
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  • Place is nice. The tower is short though. I was expecting something more. Very chill environment. 5 stars because i was able to watch by chance a Buddhist prayer happening at the temple (i think it was 4pm). I went by Grab bike but to return only Grab cars were available, and not bikes.
  • A little bit out of Hue but it is a great site of the pagoda once you climb the stairs at the entrance. The site also includes a temple and a garage including the car owned by a monk who set himself alight in protest to protect the values of his religion. The grounds are serene and when we visited the monks on site were performing a ritual so the music and prayer set the scene.

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