Thien Mu pagoda in Hue or Linh Mu Pagoda was built in 1601, on a hill overlooking the Perfume river, 4km southwest of the Citadel, this pagoda is an icon of Vietnam as well as Hue citadel. Thien mu pagoda opening hours are every day from 06:00-18:00
In the midst of the green
A purple flower
To the birds of the cross
That song of heaven
(Little spring – Thanh Hai)
Hue poetry was so natural and beautiful, Thanh Hai poet was not excluded by feelings when writing about Hue full of pride.
Situated on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Huong river, about 5km west of Hue city center, Thien Mu pagoda features the unique architecture of Hue ancient capital. Looking down from the top, the pagoda is like a giant tortoise shining down the Huong River.
The place has many precious objects not only in history but also in art. The statue of the Guardian, statue of the Buddha, Maitreya Buddha statue … or the horizontal, the sentences here all mark the golden age of the Thien Mu pagoda, although the decoration but the historical color, spirituality makes the temple more ancient. Through all the history of lowland, Thien Mu pagoda still quietly and forever become the soul of Hue.
Most prominent is the Phuoc Duyen Tower, considered a famous symbol associated with Thien Mu Pagoda. 21 m high tower, 7 floors, was built in front of the temple in 1844. Each floor has a statue of Buddha. Inside there is a spiral staircase leading up to the top floor, formerly a golden Buddha statue. In front of the tower is the Huong Nguyen Temple, on the roof of the Dharma wheel is a Buddhist Dharma, a Buddhist symbol. Falun Gong is set on the Huong Temple will turn when the wind blows.
Standing on the tower, visitors can watch the stream of Perfume River and watch the light boats sail on the river. This peaceful, romantic landscape will surely make us remember forever.
Passing from Phuoc Duyen Tower to Dai Hung Palace is the main electricity of the temple. An architecture is preserved quite intact although experiencing many events of the time. The beauty of Dai Hung has just ancient deep, just magnificent. Inside Maitreya worship to hear the words of the suffering of beings, have big belly to tolerate the mistakes of the people, and have big mouth to laugh the laughs in the galaxy. On the top there is a 4-lingual inscription “Linh Feng Cao Feng”. Inside the electrical also hang a fairly large copper bell touching the moon.
Next to the Quan Yin temple, the end of the garden is the tomb of the late monk Thich Don Hau – the famous abbot of Thien Mu Pagoda, who devoted his life to charitable activities to help life.
Perhaps Vietnamese culture, turtle has become a sacred and sacred symbol. Unlike other temples, Thien Mu Pagoda has only a large marble turtle, which is a symbol of longevity.
From the courtyard looking down is the river Huong lung float lightly, immensely deep. The boats moored neatly under the landing.
Visit this Pagoda, the most sacred pagoda of this romantic dreamland, to discover the unique ancient architecture, such as space lost of pure hundred years as well as listening to stories from life pass on Heard that there is a mysterious love charms, the girlfriend love to go to Thien Mu pagoda, return to the farewell has become an unresolved curse in the ancient sacred Hue.
Thien Mu Pagoda is open: Sun – Sat. Opening hours: 6:00:18:00. The most pleasant weather in Hue is from January to March.
Thien Mu Pagoda don’t have Entrance Fee. This is a ticket free attraction.
Thien Mu Pagoda is about 4km from Hue City Center. It is located on Huong Long village, North bank of Perfume River
Thien Mu Pagoda can be reached by tours, Motorbike, bicycle, cyclo drivers from Hue center.