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Thiên Mụ Pagoda (Chùa Thiên Mụ), Huế, Viet Nam.

Built on a hill overlooking the Perfume River, this pagoda is an icon of Vietnam. The 21m-high octagonal tower, Thap Phuoc Duyen , was constructed under the reign of Emperor Thieu Tri in 1844. But Thien Mu Pagoda was originally founded in 1601 by Nguyen Hoang, governor of Thuan Hoa province. Over the centuries its buildings have been destroyed and rebuilt several times. The pagoda itself has seven stories and is the tallest religious building in Vietnam. The temple is often the subject of folk rhymes about Huế, such is its iconic status and association with the city. It is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital.

By the way, that isn't dirt on my sensor, but swarms of dragonflies!

Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f/16 (aperture priority)
ISO: 200
Focal length: 24mm

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