Dieu De Pagoda

Dieu De pagoda belongs to Phu Cat ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province. Dieu De is the third pagoda that Thieu Tri King considered as one of 20 famous landscape of Hue ancient capital. The place was built by Thieu Tri King with big scale in the 1842, 1844. It was built by King Thieu Tri in 1844 on the platform (5,000m2) of his old residence, where he was born in 1807.

A pagoda Precinct is located among 4 roads: Bach Dang, To Hien Thanh, Dieu De and Ong pagoda. Initiatively, the pagoda has scale architecture. It is not beautiful as Thien Mu pagoda, but Dieu De pagoda has unique beauty with 4 stories.

Central chamber is “dai giac”, entourage is the place for worship. “La Thanh” system beside Dieu De pagoda was built strong. Before, Dieu De pagoda had many Buddha statues which were from Giac Hoang Pagoda.  It played the role in the anti Diem Buddhist upheaval that shook Vietnam in the 1960s and presaged a deeper US involvement is more remarkable. Throughout the 1960s, the pagoda remained a centre of anti war activism. In 1887, almost rooms of pagoda were destroyed. Dieu De is the famous landscape that tourists cannot help coming.

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