Location : At city center, bordered by Tran Nhat Duat and Phung Hung sts, Hoan Kiem District Located in the heart of Hanoi capital, Hoan Kiem Lake becomes a most …
Kim Lien Pagoda has the real Vietnamese name called Đại Bi Tự, which is situated in Quang An Village, Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Built on the Nghi Tam Peninsula on the bank of West Lake, Kim Lien Pagoda was originally belonged to the area of the former Tu Hoa Palace of the Ly Dynasty.
According to history fact, the Ly Than Tong King had a daughter called Princess Tu Hoa. He commanded to build a place which was named his own daughter, Tu Hoa and let Tu Hoa and her imperial maids stay in this palace in order to give her a lesson of understanding and respecting their social positions.
Kim Lien was designed with the combination of three pavilions, each of which has 2 roof layers. These pavilions were also built in the slight curved shapes. In addition of its nice disposition, the gate of Kim Lien Pagoda is also a symbol of the sophisticated and elegant architecture.