Posted on 10/25/2008

Photo taken on March 23, 2003

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Behind the Thiên Mụ Pagoda

Behind the Thiên Mụ Pagoda
Behind the tower and the small pavilions is the main sanctuary. There is a pleasant courtyard with the main sanctuary at the back. The sanctuary has a long hall in the front, with a wall of shutter-like doors leading to the alter behind. A path to the left of the sanctuary leads to more courtyards, and along one side are the monk's quarters.

There is a special sort of "shrine" here to one of the former monks of the temple. At one end of the cells is a sort of car-port in which a old rusty Austin sits on blocks. It was in this card that one of the monks from the temple drove to Saigon in 1963, got out, and set himself on fire.

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