Wednesday, May 11, 2005

One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot)

Right beside the Ho Chi Minh stilted house is One Pillar Pagoda, one of the few structures remaing from the old Thang Long. One Pillar Pagoda is dedicated to Quan Am, the goddess of mercy, after Emperor Ly Thanh Tong dreamed about the goddess sat on a lotus flower and offered him a son. And surprise, soon a boy was borned to him. The pagoda was destroyed by French in 1954 but has since been rebuilt.

Vietnamese girls worshiped at One Pillar Pagoda

A Buddhist shrine behind the One Pillar Pagoda, which located very conveniently beside the Ho Chi Minh stilted house.


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