One Pillar Pagoda on Postage Due Issue of 1927
The Chua Mot Cot or One Pillar Pagoda is one of two design on the postage due issue of 1927.
On September 26, 1927, Indochina issued a set of thirteen postage due stamps. The Chua Mot Cot or One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi was depicted on the lower values and the Dragon of Annam was depicted on the higher issues.
Chua Mot Cot or the One Pillar Pagoda
Chua Mot Cot or the One Pillar Pagoda was built in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong (1028-1054). In a dream, the king saw a vision of Phat Ba Quan Am-Kwan Yin. She led him to a shrine in the middle of a lotus pond. When he woke up, he consulted with his court and decided to replicate the shrine in his dream to dedicate it to Kwan Yin. The One Pillar Pagoda resembles a giant lotus blossom.
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