Originally established in the 17th century, Thien Mu Pagoda remains one of nation's oldest and best-preserved religious buildings. Situated on the Perfume River, the temple rises in seven tiers, each dedicated to human forms taken by Buddha during his road to Enlightenment. Upon your arrival, notice the wooden temple guardians with real human hair as beards near the entrance. Inside the compound, you can visit the monastic buildings, a large cemetery, and a beautifully maintained garden of pine trees. Make Thien Mu Pagoda part of your personalized Hue itinerary using our Hue trip builder site.
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Thien Mu Pagoda Reviews
Presiding above the banks of the Perfume River, is the lovely Thien Mu Pagoda or in English: Heavenly Lady Pagoda. Constructed in 1610, there are several structures located on the beautifully... more »
Free of charge. Nice view of the river and surroundings. Very nice garden by the pagoda. Definately worth visiting when you are in Hue. more »
It's okay - prepare to be harassed for drinks, souvenirs and boat rides the moment you step outside. The pagoda is nice enough but needs some maintenance. It looks quite shabby which is a shame. The famed-monks car is interesting. The temple hall was nice but can get very crowded. Some good views out to the river. Wouldn't suggest making a special trip. Lots of large tour groups seem to stop here. Don't bother getting the boat back to the citadel if you actually want to go there - they drop you at a waste ground the other side of the river in the middle of the bridges. A good 20m walk to the citadel from there!! They also try to rip you off too - don't pay more than 60k d per person. They wanted 150k d per person!! A cab is max 100k d.
Entry to view this 7 story pagoda is free. The whole facility is accessible from the street. It’s near the river so you can also access via a short boat trip from Huế main hub. A walk about will take about 20-30 minutes. There are other buildings and things to see on the site.
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