One Pillar Pagoda

The original name of One Pillar Pagoda was Dien Huu Pagoda, which literally means "long lasting happiness and good luck". The pagoda is located on Ong Ich Khiem St., in the western part of Thang Long Citadel, and near President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.
 

It was first built in 1049, during the reign of King Ly Thai Tong. According to legend, ageing King Ly Thai Tong, who had no children, often went to pagodas to pray to Buddha for a son. One night, he dreamed that he was granted a private audience with Buddha. Buddha, who was seated on a lotus flower in a square-shaped lotus pond on the western side of Thang Long Citadel, gave the king a baby boy. Months later, when the queen gave birth to a male child, the king ordered the construction of a pagoda supported by only one pillar to resemble the lotus seat of his dream in the honour of Buddha.

 

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WHERE TO STAY
Anh Trang Hotel

Add: 25 Chau Long St., Ba Binh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 9503

Mai Anh Hotel

Add: 109 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 2702

Huu Nghi Hotel

Add: 34 Nam Ngu St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3942 4061

Thanh Lich Ha Long Hotel

Add: 297D Kim Ma St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 3048

Sappire Hotel

Add: 125 Truc Bach St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 1280

Phuong Dong Hotel

Add: 16 Lang Ha St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3834 5398/ 3834 5397

Tien My Hotel

Add: 150 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 4018

Star View Hotel

Add: 120 Quan Thanh St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3715 3008 / 06

Viet Phuong Hotel

Add: 123 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3843 0170

VMQ Hotel

Add: 87 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 6019

Hanoi Daewoo Hotel

Add: 360 Kim Ma St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3831 5000

Phuc Loi Hotel

Add: 109 Nguyen Truong To St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 4572

Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel

Add: 1 Thanh Nien St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 8888

La Thanh Hotel

Add: 218 Doi Can St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3832 5123

Suncity Hotel

Add: 59-61 Hang Than St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 6655 / 3828 4287

Fortuna Hotel Hanoi

Add: 6B Lang Ha St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3831 3333

Lieu Giai Hotel

Add: 28 Lieu Giai St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3834 7080

Blossom Hotel

Add: 67 Nguyen Truong To St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3715 1666/ 3715 1668

Lakeside Hotel

Add: 23 Ngoc Khanh St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3835 0111

Paradise Hotel

Add: 45 Nguyen Truong To St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3716 4126

WHERE TO EAT
Q&Q Restaurant

Add: 73 Nui Truc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 6273 2025

Edo Restaurant ( Daewoo Hotel )

Add: 360 Kim Ma St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3831 5000

Ete Restaurant Bar

Add: 95 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 0976 751 331

Wine Art Restaurant

Add: 40 Cao Ba Quat St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3734 3908

Five Spice Restaurant

Add: 27 Hong Phuc, Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3715 3020

Kinh Hoa Dai Tuu Lau Restaurant

Add: 189 Hoang Hoa Tham St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3843 5933/ 3847 0461

Pizza 112 Restaurant

Add: 112-H2 Thanh Cong, Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3772 1289

Hoa Quynh Restaurant

Add: 108K1 Lang Ha St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3826 7782

Aladin Restaurant

Add: 144I/D2 Giang Vo St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3834 4605

Pizza Hoa Y Restaurant

Add: 112 H1 Thanh Cong, Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3772 4728

Italy Rialto Restaurant

Add: 74 Cua Bac St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 2215 5512

RC Villa Restaurant

Add: 20 Nguyen Bieu St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 6273 7437

Wa Japanese Cuisine

Add: 7 Truc Bach St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3715 3663

Au Lac do Brazil Restaurant

Add: 6A Cao Ba Quat St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3845 5224

Bi Do Restaurant

Add: 105 K1 Giang Vo St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Quan Bo De Tam

Add: 34 Pham Huy Thong St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3724 5872/ 0929398189

Long Vi Restaurant

Add: 175 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3734 9897

Old Hanoi Restaurant

Add: 4 Ton That Thiep St., Dien Bien Phu Ward, Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3747 8337

Ngoc Hieu Restaurant

Add: 107 Van Cao St., Lieu Giai Ward, Ba Dinh Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3762 4317

Newsphinx Beer 3 Restaurant

Add: 2 Lang Ha St., Thanh Cong Ward, Ba Dinh Dist

Tel: (84-24) 3772 6302