Thien Mu Pagoda is a historic temple in the city of Huế in Vietnam. Its pagoda has seven stories and is the tallest religious building in Vietnam.

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The pagoda sits on the Hà Khê hill, in the ward of Hương Long in Huế. It is around 3 km from the Citadel of Huế constructed by the Nguyễn Dynasty and sits on the northern bank of the Perfume River

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During the summer of 1963, Thien Mu Pagoda, like many in South Vietnam, became a hotbed of anti-government protest.

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Thien Mu Pagoda was a major organising point for the Buddhist movement and was often the location of hunger strikes, barricades and protests.

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Take boat to Thien Mu Pagoda

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The gate step up Thien Mu Pagoda

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The local people live around Thien Mu Pagoda

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Thien Mu Pagoda was built in 1601 under Nguyen Hoang King and it is located on the top of Ha Khe hill, left bank of Perfume Rive, Thien Mu Pagoda is far from the center of Hue city is just around 5km.

According to the legend, in this area every night there is an old lady appeared and said that in this place there would appear a king who would come to build a pagoda in order to help the country stronger. Then, Nguyen Hoang King come here and saw that this is very good place to build a pagoda, and he named this pagoda is Thien Mu Pagoda, “Thien” means God and “Mu” means a old lady.

Afterwards, under Tu Duc King he changed the name from Thien Mu Pagoda to Linh Mu Pagoda because he thought that this change would help him to have a baby, but this change still did not help him to have any baby, so that afterwards people in this area still called by the old name is Thien Mu Pagoda, but there are many people call this pagoda is Linh Mu Pagoda, so that this pagoda has been called by two names is Thien Mu Pagoda or Linh Mu Pagoda. This pagoda is very famous with Phuoc Duyen tower with the height is seven stories (floors), 21m. This tower was built in 1844, and each tower worship the Buddha.

Thien Mu Pagoda is a large area with many trees and flowers which are cared everyday by the monks whose live in this pagoda. This is one of the most famous and beautiful highlight which you should visit if you travel to Hue. There are two ways to go to the pagoda, you could take a boat along Perfume Pagoda, then stop on the way or take bus from the center of Hue City to visit this site, it is just 5km from the center of Hue City to go to Thien Mu Pagoda.

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