Situated on the northern shore of Ho Tay, the very attractive Kiem Lien Pagoda is somewhat out of the way, but well deserving of a visit. Legend has it that Princess Tu Hoa, daughter of 12th-century Emperor Ly Than Tong, brought her ladies-in-waiting to the area so they could cultivate silkworms for cloth. In 1771, a pagoda was built on the foundations of her palace and named Kim Lien, which means Golden Lotus, in memory of the princess. Now entered through a triple- arched gate, it comprises three pavilions, that are laid out in three lines, supposedly representing the Chinese character san or three. They each have sweep- ing eaves and stacked roofs.