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One Pillar Pagoda

Chùa Một Cột, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Buddhist Temple
Monument

One of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter and 4 m in height, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity. The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in 1049, in gratitude for having a son.

Location of One Pillar Pagoda