To the right of the Ho Chi Minh Museum, near Ba Dinh Square, is the unique One-Pillar Pagoda - also known as Lien Phai Pagoda, or the Pagoda of the Lotus Sect - a wooden structure built in 1049 that sits on stilts over a lake. The pagoda is a miniature reproduction of the original temple, which was said to represent a lotus emerging from the water. Prayers offered here are said to bring fertility and good health. Visitors will find the pagoda open between 6am and 11.30am every morning and then again from 2pm to 6pm. A certain dress code applies; with shorts not being advisable.