Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hue - Thien Mu Pagoda

And, of course, beautiful schoolgirls always ornament any site one goes to...

This is the Thien Mu ("Heavenly Lady") Pagoda, built on a bluff overlooking the Perfume River. In 1601, a female mystic decredd that whoever founded a pagoda on the site would also found a great dynasty. Nguyen Hoang took her at her word and his lineage, all the way down to Bao Dai, the last emperor, showed he took the right gamble.

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