Thien Mu Pagodawith a long history dating back over 400 years

​​​Last Update: 24th October 2020

Located by Perfume River in the west Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the most famous temples in Vietnam. Originally built in 1601, it was renovated in 1665. In 1710, a cast with a weight of 1,642.5 kilograms was added to the temple. In 1714, the construction of the temple was expanded.

Thien Mu Pagoda Fast Facts

  • Name: Thien Mu Pagoda
  • History: built in 1601
  • Things to do there: Architecture, History and Culture, Photography
  • Who visits: Photographers, History and Culture Lovers, Architects
  • Time required: 1 x Hour

What to expect at the Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda is composed of Heavenly King Hall, Jade Emperor Hall, the Main Hall, Buddhist Text Building, Bell and Drum Tower, Ten Kings Hall, Great Hall of Sorrow, etc.

With a structure of ancient palace, the temple has 40 rooms for the tourists to stay overnight for short time. The vegetarian dishes at the temple are delicious and clean. The statue of Buddha Shakyamuni is worshiped in the main hall. The statues of 18 Arhats are put on either side of the hall.

Great Hall of Sorrow is the worshiping place for Avalokitesvara. The main highlight in the temple is the pagoda. It was originally built in 1844. With a octagonal pavilion style, the pagoda is a 7-storey structure. The pagoda is 21 meters tall. There is a statue of Buddha in every storey. Every story stands for different incarnations of the Buddha. Outside the pagoda, there are six statues of patron saints defending the pagoda.

The Thien Mu Pagoda is less crowded compared to other tourists destinations in Hue. It is a quiet place to refresh yourself. In addition, you’ll find many Chinese characters in the temple.

Best time to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda

You could visit the temple any time during the opening hours as it is not so popular among tourists.

You could visit it around the year.

How to get to the Thien Mu Pagoda

There is no direct bus from Hue to the temple. You could rent a vehicle to it.

Additional Thien Mu Pagoda Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:00
  • As at 24th October 2020, tourists can explore the temple for free.
  • Please don’t wear shorts, short skirt or dress, slippery there.
  • Please wear sunscreen cream with you if you are planning to visit it in the late morning.

Interested in visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Thien Mu Pagoda among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.