Trong Dien, a Chinese Buddhist, founded this pagoda in 1020. Ly Cong Uan, the monarch at that time, was initially cruel to ... More
Hoe Nhai Pagoda
Trong Dien, a Chinese Buddhist, founded this pagoda in 1020. Ly Cong Uan, the monarch at that time, was initially cruel to the monks, until Dien explained their philosophy to him. Standing to the right of the main altar, a statue of Dien sitting on the King's back signifies their coming to an understanding. The front doors of the pagoda are open for worship on the 1st and 15th days of the lunar month. On other days, visitors must follow the passage on the right of the building to an entrance at the back.
Sadly, the first One Pillar Pagoda was destroyed during the French War. The new Vietnamese government rebuilt the temple in
1955. It was originally constructed by Emperor Ly Thai Tong to commemorate the long awaited birth of an heir. ...
This small lake between the Old Quarter and the French Quarter is central to Hanoian folklore. A ghostly shrine (the
Turtle Pagoda) standing on an islet at its center pays homage to a golden turtle. In the 15th century, ...
This pagoda is situated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between West Lake and Tran Bach
Lake. Founded in the early sixth century during the Ly Dynasty, it was moved from next to the Red ...