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One Pillar Pagoda

Chùa Một Cột

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Sun - Sat 7am - 6pm

Visit One of Vietnam's Most Iconic Pagodas

The French destroyed this famous temple in 1954, but it was lovingly rebuilt and remains a favorite with locals. The structure commemorates the legend of Emperor Ly Thai Tong who originally built the temple way back in 1049. The distinctive single pillar is meant to signify the stalk of the lotus flower, a sacred Vietnamese symbol of purity.