Friday, February 7, 2014

One-Pillar Pagoda - (Hanoi) Vietnam


Bye bye Cambodia (Cambodian Cultural Village), hello Vietnam (Mercury Hotel). One of the earliest start, an earlier start comparatively on this day in Hanoi, our day started in the freezing morning at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Next stop, lets say within the next 30 minutes, was in One-Pillar Pagoda. Historic and iconic, mirroring the architectural splendour of Vietnam, pagoda structure completed in 1950s sits in the lake stilts and its design represents a lotus merging from the water. Prayers said in One-Pillar Pagoda potentially can bring hope to those wanting to have a baby, of course for good health as well, for me, saying a prayer is a must for god's blessings, no matter which religious temple it is. But I don't think prayers can, seriously I doubt, can tick back my biological clock, even in this small temple. 

Other than that, there is nothing much, in One-Pillar Pagoda, perhaps I should mention on the mad rush and push by the locals for climbing the steep staircase, prior to entering the alter, and then back again to literally pushing their way down. Quite baffling actually when you see such behavior in places of worship, then again, I had no other choice as well. If I didn't push my way, most probably I wouldn't have had my chance to saying my prayers.




Up next - Temple of Literature. 

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6 comments:

  1. I duno like kena squash too. Also worried about pick pockets.

    Btw, u gng to jenjarom. There is one temple there hvg very nice deco till 14/2. Only hv for CNY

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  2. Very beautiful temple and thanks for sharing the pics....

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  3. seems like a beautiful temple...very colourful photos

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  4. What a gorgeous temple, full of culture and greenery :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. loving the wonderful places you visited :)

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  6. It's really irritating when people don't respect others' space in public place...

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