The Hanoitimes – The pagoda was recognized as the first national historical-cultural monument in 1962. It is also chosen as one of the symbols of Hanoi capital. The One Pillar Pagoda, formally “Diên Hựu tự” or “Liên Hoa Đài” is a historic Buddhist pagoda in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is regarded, alongside the Perfume Pagoda, as one of Vietnam’s two most iconic pagodas. The One Pillar Pagoda is one of the symbols of Hanoi capital The pagoda was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong in the first year of Sung Hung Dai Bao, in the winter of October (Lunar Calendar) in 1049. According to the Book of Hanoi-Historical Relics and Sceneries, the epitaph was built in the third Canh Tri (1665) under the reign of Emperor Le Huyen Tong, by monk Le Tat Dat. At the position of One Pillar Pagoda today, under the Tang Dynasty in China, a pillar was erected in the middle of a square lake. Emperor Ly Thai Tong often came to pray. He remodeled the pagoda, built another one next to the One Pillar Pagoda (10m to the southwest) and named the whole pagoda complex as “Diên Hựu tự”, which means “long lasting blessings”. In… Read full this story
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