17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Clouds flying over "Thien Mu" pagoda

One morning when I went to exercise, the morning dew was forming clouds on and around the "Thien Mu" pagoda which was beautiful and magical. I decided to take my camera the next day. I was aware of the mist thawing and when the sun was up for the shoot. "Thien Mu" Pagoda is located on Ha Khe hill, on the poetic and lyrical Huong river in Kim Long ward, Hue city, Thua Thien - Hue province. The pagoda was officially established in Tan Sau (1601), the Nguyen Dynasty - the first Nguyen Lord in Dang Trong and this is also one of the oldest temples in the ancient capital. An icon associated with Thien Mu Pagoda image is Phuoc Duyen tower. 21m high tower, including seven floors, was built in front of the temple. Each floor has a Buddha statue. Inside, there is a spiral staircase leading to the top floor, where there used to be a golden Buddha image. Today is the spiritual tour of domestic and foreign tourists in Vietnam

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Hue City , Vietnam
Camera: FC6310S
Copyright: © Trung Thanh Nguyen