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Possibly Hue’s most recognizable landmark, this pagoda contains numerous living and working buildings for its resident monks, a bell tower and a seven-tiered monument in front.
Kim Long Road, Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Zen atmosphere and great historical monument set in a tranquil garden - a bit of a car ride but well worth the trip

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertk496
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An old pagoda but you can cover the place in about 20 min. Walk to the back for some pics. This is a monastery with monk staying there so beware not to intrude and keep noise level down.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok at least we weren’t swormed with street vendors . It was hard to take photos as there was many many tour vans . They have to have some kind of order.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to use an instructions manual that used to become a monk (trained in this really monastery) and this also made the call here extremely informative as well as thought provoking. It's intriguing to get the different pictures and statues explained in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Volodymyr O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is on the banks of the perfumed river and was built by one of the ancient emporers. It has 7 levels, but now you are unable to enter as it has become unsafe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pagoda dedicated to a remarkable lady (ask your tour guide) located on a hill overlooking the river. Peaceful + tranquil in spite of being a busy tourist attraction. We arrived by car but lots of "dragon boats" on the river. Good photo ops all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1kramer2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sailed on the Perfume River and came to the Thien Mu Pagoda standing on the riveside. The Pagoda was constructed in 1844 and is 21 meters high, but originally founded in 1601. It is built with seven storeys, each them symbolizing one of Buddha's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lars M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went by boat and returned by car. Boat trip was nice but the Pagoda itself was just another Pagoda. Some history to it but there are better ones to see and enjoy. I was not impressed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 153ErikaH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived by Dragon boat on a trip booked through my hotel. The is an air of peace that surrounds this pagoda despite the fact that it has had it's fair share of political demos over the years. I was not aware until I came here...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

safest to use the cars & taxis booked through the hotel they will wait for you as you wander around temples sight seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Benedikt H
4 August 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the closing time but suspect that the advice above is correct.
Benedikt H
4 August 2017|
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Response from BRENN77 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Benedikt, I hope you are well and traveling safe. I am unsure as to the closing time. I would recommend arriving in the morning or in the afternoon, either by taxi or water boat. It's a must see and very beautiful... More
8 February 2017|
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Response from 559leq | Reviewed this property |
Well, Hue is seen as a budha land, so you can find a lot places to go. Besides Thien Mu pagoda, you can go to Hue imperial Citadel, Huyen Khong Son Thuong or Minh Mang tomb or Tu Duc Tomb if you are interested in kings's... More