Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda


In Hue huge number of architectural monuments, but one of the most popular is undoubtedly the Thien Mu Pagoda, which was built in 1601. In 1844, when the emperor was Chieu Three, seven-storey building was built pagodas, which has survived to our times. Pagoda built on Mount Ha Khe, which is located on the banks of the famous Perfume River. Title pagoda "Thien Mu" can be translated as "fairy heaven." And it is no accident.

There is an interesting legend. Once on the very spot where he was later built a temple there was an elderly woman in a red-green clothes. She sat on the hill. Fairy told everyone that this place - is sacred, then took off into the sky. Where it happened, was laid Pagoda.

Thien Mu Pagoda has seven tiers, each of which represents the next reincarnation of the Buddha. In each level there are statues of Buddha. Building height - twenty-one meter, the very structure of the original architecture is different, not like a European. If you climb to the terrace of a pagoda, you can enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Once upon a time, in the 30-40-ies of the last century in this building housed the center of resistance to Buddhists who resisted the French colonialists.

To the left of the building you can see the pavilion, which houses a giant, three-ton bell Dai Hong Chung. Legend has it that he even heard the ringing of ten kilometers from the city. Also in the hall can be found on antique items made ​​of bronze. Right tourists can look at built in 1715 turtle created from marble. This symbol of longevity support stele on which were marked characters. Pagoda itself is buried in flowers and surrounded by lush sprawling vegetation, which makes this place look like a fairy tale.

Of course, the city of Hue is rich in sights, but at Thien Mu pagoda is also worth a look, as she is revered in Vietnam and beyond, as the unofficial symbol of the city.