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Tu Dam Pagoda, Hue

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See the statue of Ton Thich on lotus, and witness incredible architecture of Tu Dam Pagoda. Built in 17th century, the temple used to be a meeting space for Buddhist monks. Stand in front of it to see yin and yang roof decorated with dragons. Firstly go through the forecourt, then continue to central chamber, and lastly see the ancient area. The pagoda stands for freedom of religion, and played important role in developing Buddhism. Walk around the garden, and take the time to appreciate the holiness of the site. Before you head to Hue, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hue online itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Hue has to offer, including Tu Dam Pagoda.
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  • It’s free to visit and appreciate the local Buddhist culture. We were able to see monks pray and see their rituals. A very good place to contemplate, relax and see the old pagoda built by the... 
    It’s free to visit and appreciate the local Buddhist culture. We were able to see monks pray and see their rituals. A very good place to contemplate, relax and see the old pagoda built by the...  more »
  • A peaceful escape with opportunity to unwind and relax. Did in the late afternoon and many folk about but not intense or crowded. 
    A peaceful escape with opportunity to unwind and relax. Did in the late afternoon and many folk about but not intense or crowded.  more »
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  • Tu Dam pagoda locates in Su Lieu Quan street. It is only 2km from the centre of Hue city. It is known for one of the oldest pogada in Viet Nam. There are three parts in the pagoda which includes the three entrance gate, the main sanctuary and the conference House. The atmosphere is fresh and peaceful. It has a big bodhi tree in the right. Let try to sit on the benches under it and see the leaves and sky. It is so wonderful. I was attracted by the tower with 7 floors. The flowers bloom in the back yard. The wind chimes creates wonderful sound that makes visiters' soul resful.
  • Lots of history with this temple. One of main temple in Huế that fight for freedom of religious during Ngo Dinh Diem regime. Watch out for Vietnamese beggars trying to help you tour the temple and ask for money later.

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