Chieu Ung Pagoda
Gia Hoi street, Hue City, VietnamPrices
Free admissionOpening hours
Dawn & dusk
Founded by the Hainan Chinese Congregation in the mid-19th century, Chieu Ung Pagoda was rebuilt in 1908, dedicated to these wrongfully executed traders. The pagoda's sanctuary retains its original ornamentation, which is becoming faded but has been mercifully unaffected by the third-rate modernistic renovations that have marred other such structures. The pagoda was built as a memorial to 108 Hainan merchants, who were mistaken for pirates and killed in Vietnam in 1851.