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Thien Mu pagoda - Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda is the famous ancient pagoda of Hue, with beautiful architecture and large scale. The pagoda is situated on Ha Khe hill, close to Huong river, around 5km west from Hue city center. The entrance address : 148 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street.

Thien Mu Pagoda history

- 1601, Lord Nguyen Hoang officially started up Thien Mu pagoda.

- From 1691 to 1725, under Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu, according to developing and flourishing of Buddhism, Thien Mu Pagoda was rebuilt larger.

- 1710, Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu ordered to cast a large bell, weighing over two tons, called Dai Hong Chung.

- 1714, Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu continue ordered to expand Thien Mu Pagoda with dozens of large buildings, and 2.58m high stele placed on the back of a marble tortoise.

- By the time of King Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Thanh Thai, all continued restored and expanded the pagoda. In 1844, Thien Mu Pagoda was added an octagonal tower known as Phuoc Duyen, along with Huong Nguyen temple and two steles recorded the tower building and the poems written by the king.

Thien Mu Pagoda architecture

Thien Mu Pagoda is a group of many elaborately buildings with large scale, which highlights Dai Hung hall and Phuoc Duyen tower.

- Dai Hung is the main hall, with magnificent architecture. Inside, there are the shining bronze statues, along a bronze board was cast in 1677, and a gilded wood painting.

- Phuoc Duyen tower is a famous symbol attached to the Thien Mu Pagoda. The tower with 7 floors, 21 meters high, was built in front of the pagoda. All floors are worshiping Buddha statues. Inside the tower, there is a spiral staircase leads to the top floor.

The pagoda is surrounded by lush green gardens. Behind, also there is a large pine hill, with quiet and poetic scenery. By the skillful combination between architecture and landscape, Thien Mu Pagoda is the most beautiful pagoda that time.

In addition, Thien Mu Pagoda also maintained many antiquities with high value of art and history, as the Buddha statues or paintings, couplets... marking the golden period of history.


Hue imperial city
          - Hue royal antiquities museum
          - Gia Long tomb
          - Minh Mang tomb
          - Thieu Tri tomb
          - Tu Duc tomb
          - Khai Dinh tomb
          - An Dinh palace
          - Thien Mu pagoda
          - Dong Ba market
          - Truong Tien bridge
          - Thuan An beach
          - Bach Ma national park
          - Tam Giang lagoon
          - Lang Co beach
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