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One Pillar Pagoda

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

Buddhist Temples
Monuments

About One Pillar Pagoda

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.


Attractions near One Pillar Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh Museum0.11km from One Pillar Pagoda

Dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. The museum documents Ho Chi Minh's life, with 8 chronological exhibitions.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum0.15km from One Pillar Pagoda

Resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader & President Ho Chi Minh.

Presidential Palace0.39km from One Pillar Pagoda

Built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. The yellow palace stands behind wrought iron gates flanked by sentry boxes, the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam at all are mango trees growing on the grounds. The palace is not open to the public, but visitors can walk around the grounds for a fee.

Hanoi Botanical Garden0.55km from One Pillar Pagoda

This is not a Botanical Garden but a lush green park in the city center. The park was established in 1890 by the French and originally stretched over 33 hectares, but has since been squeezed to a mere 10 to make room for development.

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel0.69km from One Pillar Pagoda

A complex of historic imperial buildings located in the centre of Hanoi. The royal enclosure was first built during the Lý dynasty (1010) and expanded by the Trần, Lê and finally the Nguyễn dynasty. It remained the seat of the Vietnamese court until 1810, when the Nguyễn dynasty chose to move the capital to Huế.

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum0.71km from One Pillar Pagoda

Country's primary art museum, showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. Much of the 20th Century art presented in the museum is concerned with folk narratives of a nation in defence.

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Capital and second largest city of Vietnam.