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