If you have a chance to visit the poetic city of Hue, you should really pay a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda. Located on the bank of romantic Huong River, the Thien Mu carries ancient features of a hundreds-year-olds pagoda. Come and visit this well-known destination, admire the peaceful scenes of the river and listen to old stories in a sacred Buddhist land, you will feel totally relieved
Specifically, Thien Mu Pagoda is situated at the end of Kim Long Road in Huong Long Ward on the northern bank of famous Huong River. Have you ever heard about this legend of the pagoda? A very long time ago, local people in Hue saw an old woman in red appear on top of Ha Khe Hill regularly every night. Once, this lady foretold to people here that the Lord would visit and build a very important thing on the land where she was standing one someday. From then onwards, people call this hill Thien Mu Son which means Mountain of Lady of Heaven. Lord Nguyen Hoang then actually passed the hill and he commanded to build a pagoda and named it Thien Mu Pagoda after hearing the legend. Indochina tours Vietnam
Over hundreds years, having gone through countless great historical changes even damages and also restorations, Thien Mu Pagoda has long been considered as the unofficial symbol of the ancient city Hue. Travellers when enter the pagoda will be attracted attentions by Phuoc Duyen Tower – a seven-storey octagonal tower which was built in mid-19th century by King Thieu Tri to commemorate his grandmother’s 80th birthday anniversary. You will see the main sanctuary of Thien Mu Pagoda, Dai Hung Palace where the Buddha is worshipped with impressive sculptures and a giant bell. It is the place where fragrant incense smoke fills the air all day long and all night long to pray for blessings calm and peaceful.
You can come and visit Thien Mu Pagoda every day in the week as this site opens daily from early in the morning until late afternoon. However, the best time is in the early morning as travellers can witness a fresh beginning of daily activities in the pagoda or at sunset since the sky and Huong River together create an amazing picture