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Local time: 07:38:56, Address: Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

Chùa Một Cột is a pagoda in Vietnam . It is situated in the northern part of the country, in its capital Hanoi . It stands in the middle of a lake full of lotuses.

The Origins

Chùa Một Cột is the smallest, nevertheless the most famous pagoda of the city. It was built during the reign of Lý Thái Tông, in the years 1028-1054. In 1105 during the reign of the Emperor Lý Nhân Tông, Chùa Một Cột was renewed.

The Building

The temple is made of wood, and it stands on a stone pillar with a diameter of 1.25 m. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom - the Buddhist symbol of purity. The present pagoda is only a replica built in 1960. The original building was destroyed by the French troops, before their withdrawal from Vietnam .

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GPS: 21.0359, 105.8336
Altitude: 13 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:19:01 PM

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