The Thien Mu pagoda is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can find in Vietnam. Situated in front of the famous Perfume River, the pagoda of Thien Mu or the Heavenly Lady pagoda was built by Lord Nguyen Huang after he heard a story about the appearance of the Heavenly Lady on the exact location.
Built during 1610, the pagoda consists of two main parts; the front and the rear ends. The rear part of the pagoda consists of the main hall where the Buddha has been enshrined; it is also the area where the monks live and practice Buddhism. The front part of the pagoda consists of the Phuoc Duyen tower which is an attraction that can be seen in Hue.
What You Should Not Miss
The attractions around the Pagoda are surely what you should not miss because of the natural beauty it holds. The road to the pagoda itself is an amazing spectacle especially during the afternoons where numerous boats travel along the Perfume River.
The car used by Thic Quang Duc before he burned himself down in Saigon is another historical memento that is well kept in the rear of the pagoda. This important keepsake that was a defying act against the Deim regime is popular to both locals and tourists alike.
What You Should Know
Bringing in a camera is advised so that you can take snapshots of the pagoda’s beauty and also pictures of the environment which is still full of lush and well kept greenery.
From Ho Chi Minh City or from Hanoi, you can get a plane to Phu Bai Airport in Hue. Transportation from the airport to the pagoda is fairly easy and transit will only last for twenty minutes either by cab or by motorbike if you are a bit adventurous.