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One Pillar Pagoda – one of the symbols of Hanoi

One pillar pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda is a temple located in the heart of Hanoi capital. This is a temple with unique architecture in Vietnam, built by King Ly Thai Tong in the winter of October (lunar calendar) in 1049.

The temple has a wooden structure, in 1105, King Ly Nhan Tong expanded the architecture of the temple area, built Linh Chieu lake. Later, the scale of One Pillar Pagoda left only a small temple on the stone pillar as the current image. French colonialists before withdrawing from Hanoi blasted the temple. However, the temple has been restored basically as before.