Diên Hựu pagoda, popularly known as Pagoda Một Cột (One-Pillar pagoda), is located on the street of its name: No.1, Chùa Một Cột Street, Đội Cấn Ward, Ba Đình District, Hanoi city, comprises of Dien Hựu Pagoda with a lotus pond having a small pagoda on a pillar in the center of the pond. It means One Pillar pagoda (Chùa Một Cột) rebuild on 1955. Formerly Diên Hựu (Long Life) pagoda which is build as the wish for a long life and fortune of the king and dynasty Lý Thái Tông (1029-1054).
In the Complete History book of Đại Việt (Đại Việt sử ký toàn thư) writes that : In 1049, King Lý Thái Tông (1029-1054) had the Liên Hoa (lotus) pedestal build to commemorate his dream in which he saw the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva leading him to the lotus flower pedestal and with the monk Thiền Tuệ’s advise, suggested him to build a pagoda symbolyzing as a lotus pedestal on a stone pillar in the center of a pond like the one in his dream. The pagoda looks like a lotus emerging from the water.
Because of the pagoda Một Cột (one Pillar) with its unique architecture and history value of one thousand year building Hanoi capital since Ly Dynasty, its name is regardedly known as the symbol of Hanoi culture.
The pagoda, renovated during the Trần dynasty (in 1249), has undergone several renovations and was rebuilt in 1955, recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Information as a national historical and cultural relic in 1962.
One Pillar Pagoda and the its copies in Vietnam and worldwide
There are many pagodas have been build at home and abroad because beside of their religious spiritual significance also are the image of the Vietnam country abroad .
At HCMC : Nam Thien Nhat Tru have built 1958
At Soc Trang built in 1966 in
At Gia Lai: Tay Thien Nhat Tru built in 2009
At Thailand in
At Poland in
At Cali in