Kim Lien Pagoda



Kim Lien Pagoda

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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.

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