Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue

Located on Ha Khe Hill, on the northen bank of the Huong River, some 5km from the downtown area of Hue, Thien Mu was the oldest pagoda, the capital of Viet Nam under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).

Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue

Thien Mu (also known as Linh Mu) pagoda is located on Ha Khe Hill, on the northen bank of the Huong River, in Huong Long Commune, some 5km from the downtown area of Hue city, Thua Thien Hue-province

Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue


Thien Mu pagoda was built in 1601 under Lord Nguyen Hoang’s reign, making it the oldest pagoda in Hue 

Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue


It was re-built between 1691 and 1725 under the reign of Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu

Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue

The pagoda, which houses many valuable antiques, receives hundreds of foreign and local visitors every day 

Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue


Seen from above, it resembles a giant turtle extending its shadow onto the Huong river 

 
Thien Mu pagoda – oldest pagoda in former capital of Hue


Hugged by the winding Huong river, Thien Mu is adorned with pine trees, bonsais, and meditative ponds 

VNA

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital

Thien Ton - Sacred pagoda in ancient capital

Thien Ton Pagoda and Cave is one of the four most sacred pagoda located in the land now belonging to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, now Ninh Binh province.

Chuong Pagoda features historical values in north Vietnam

Chuong Pagoda features historical values in north Vietnam

Chuong (or Bell) Pagoda in the Red River Delta province of Hung Yen bears historical values of the land in northern Vietnam.

 
 

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