Thien Mu Pagoda

There are many legends about Thien Mu Pagoda (also known as Linh Mu Pagoda). Once upon a time, local residents saw an old lady in red appear every night on top of the hill.

 

The pagoda is located at the end of Kim Long Road, in Huong Long Ward, on the northern bank of the Perfume River.

She foretold that: one day, the Lord would pass by and build something of great importance. From then on, the hill was named Thien Mu Son (Mountain of Lady from Heaven). When Lord Nguyen Hoang actually went pass the hill, he heard the legend and decided to build a pagoda and named it Thien Mu. Having gone through a lot of eventful phase, damages as well as renovations, today the pagoda still exists and remains the unofficial symbol of the ancient city Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue city is converged by many famous landscapes, ancient pagoda in Vietnam. However, the most ancient pagoda is Thien Mu pagoda. According to legend, Nguyen Hoang protected Thuan Hoa, he prepared for promoting his fortune of Nguyen. When you walked along Huong River, he saw small hill with the shape as a dragon. Its name of this hill is Ha Khe Hill.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

Here, it existed one pagoda of the Cham – the relic of “O chau can luc” of Duong Van An in 1553. Until to 1601, Nguyen Hoang officially decided to built this pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

With the large scale and natural beauty, Thien Mu pagoda became one of the most beautiful pagodas in Cochin. Over historical event, Thien Mu was a place for worshiping of Tay Son dynasty. In 1844, on the occasion of Thuan Thien Cao- wife of Gia Long, Thieu Tri renewed the pagoda such as: Tu Nhan tower, Huong Nguyen communal village and two stone steles to record poems of the king.

Phuoc Duyen tower is famous symbol associated with Thien Mu pagoda. It has a height of 21 meters including 7 stories, which was built in front of the pagoda. Each floor also worship Buddha statue. Inside has spiraled stair lead to final floor in which worshiped gold Buddha statue.

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda

Located on the bank of Huong River, Thien Mu Pagoda contributed the beautiful nature here. The melody of bell in pagoda makes impression in each people come to Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda

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