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One Pillar Pagoda, Vietnam

by WCC on March 15, 2012

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The One Pillar Pagoda ( Vietnamese Chua Mot Cot ) or “A-Pillar Pagoda”, is one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi . It is because of their unusual construction, a city landmark. Originally 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong built as a 3 m long wooden temple on a tree trunk, is the reconstruction of the pagoda today on a concrete base that rises out of the artificial lotus lake.

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one pillar pagoda

According to legend, appeared to the childless King Ly Thai To in a dream on a lotus -seated goddess and gave him a son. When he father was actually a short time later, he built the pagoda of thanks in the form of a lotus flower. After it was destroyed several times, most recently by the French in 1954, was the original tree trunk, by the decay could not be saved, was replaced by a concrete pillar. On a concrete pillar in the middle of a small lake rests the building and is accessible via a staircase to the faithful.

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one pillar pagoda vietnam

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