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    Chua Mot Cot or the One Pillar Pagoda has become one of popular symbols of Vietnam because of impressive architecture. The pagoda was built in the reign of king Ly Thai Tong (1028-1054). In 1954, the French army set mine to destroy the One Pillar Pagoda. After taking over the capital, Vietnam Ministry of Culture rebuilt One Pillar Pagoda under the old architecture.

    One Pillar Pagoda is located on a stone pillar in the middle of Linh Chiểu small lake. One Pillar Pagoda now includes Lien Hoa station square, each side 3 m length, arched roof, built on columns 4 m high (not including submerged land), 1.20 m diameter with two single stone column stacked into a block. May 4, 2006, Vietnam Guinness Organization has established the temple is "Vietnam record". October 10, 2012, in Faridabad (India), Asian Guinness Organization has established "the temple has a unique architecture" for the One Pillar Pagod 

    According to legend, in 1049, the king saw a vision of Phat Ba Quan Am - Kwan Yin in his dream. She led him to a shrine in the middle of a lotus pond. When he woke up, he consulted with his court and decided to replicate the shrine in his dream to dedicate it to Kwan Yin. That is why the pagoda is especially spiritual.


    Chua Mot Cot, Doi Can St., Ba Dinh District, Vietnam 



    * Website: N/A

    * Tel: +84 4 3858 7325


    Opening time:

    Weekdays and Weekends (Including Holidays and Lunar New Year Days)

    Opening hours – Visiting Time:

    + Morning:   08:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    + Afternoon: 14:00 PM – 16:00 PM


    Length of visit: 0:15 – 00:30



    Free admission (Donation is welcome for restoration and charity)