Thien Mu Pagoda, Vietnam

Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Huế
Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Huế (Photo credit: User:Fguerraz)

Thien Mu Pagoda is a Vietnamese City and is also known by the locals are Linh Mu. The city has a historical temple. The pagoda is seven stories high and it is the tallest pagoda of Vietnam.

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DGJ 1270 - Thien Mu Pagoda (3468627985) (Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis)

The Perfume River is one of the main attractions of the city. There is an old citadel that is one of the top tourist attractions in Vietnam. Here is where the majority of restaurants and hotels is found. Tourists can enjoy walking along the side of the river and they can visit a park full of sculptures.

Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Huế
Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Huế (Photo credit: User:Fguerraz)

The Tombs of the Emperors are another tourists attraction of the area. These tombs are located on the south side of the city along the banks of the Perfume River. People can either use a bike to reach the tombs or then can take a taxi. For those people who want to delve into the full experience of Thien Mu Pagoda can rent a boat and cruise around the river.

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Hue Vietnam Tomb-of-Emperor-Gia-Long-01 (Photo credit: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

The Tomb of Gia Long take the longest to reach. It is peaceful, but it has been neglected and is crumbling down. This is because history says that Gia Long was a very despotic leader. 

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Hue Vietnam Tomb-of-Emperor-Minh-Mang-07 (Photo credit: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

Minh Mang’s Tomb is a huge building complex. The main cluster of buildings have a vertical axis and the courtyard has several warrior statues along with pavilions and temples.

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Hue Vietnam Tomb-of-Emperor-Gia-Long-04 (Photo credit: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

Tourists can travel to the tombs by boat, motorbike and taxi. The regular trip should not cost more than $20 USD. People can walk around the tombs, but most be aided by a map or a guide.

Banh khoai
Banh khoai (Photo credit: Aterux)

Food is one of the best experiences in the city. The You and Me restaurant which features the popular Banh Khoaj which is a tasty local dish as well as the banana pancake. There is a lot of variety when it comes to food. People can enjoy fish and vegetarian noodles. People can also enjoy the local beer.

Pillars at the Thien Mu pagoda
Pillars at the Thien Mu pagoda (Photo credit: William Whyte)

Thien Mu Pagoda is a very ancient city that is peaceful and great for tourists. People can enjoy a wide variety of foods. This is a great vacationing destination.

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