The One Pillar Pagoda, formally belongs to an architecture complex called Diên Hựu tự which means Extend Bless pagoda. The pagoda is a historic Buddhist temple in the central Ba Đình district, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
10 beautiful photos about One Pillar Pagoda ( Chua Mot Cot ) in Ha Noi:
A watercolor painting depicting One Pillar Pagoda
Rising from one pillar in the centre of an elegantly square shaped lotus pond, The One Pillar Pagoda is said to represent a lotus flower growing up out of the water.
Built between the years of 1028 and1054 during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai Tong of the Ly Dynasty, the One Pillar Pagoda is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples.
The little temple is constructed from wood based on a single stone pillar crafted into the shape of a lotus blossom and has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1955 when the base was destroyed during the French evacuation.
The pagoda is often used as a symbol for Hanoi and remains one of the city’s most revered sights in a beautifully tranquil garden setting with benches provided for comfortable contemplation. The shrine inside the pagoda is dedicated to the Vietnamese Buddhist deity Quan Am with her effigy nestled inside the tiny three square metres temple.
Let’s explore the beauty of One Pillar Pagoda through the photos below.