Tran Quoc Pagoda
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Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, dating back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty (544 - 548). The Buddhist shrine has undergone several changes throughout the years, particularly its renaming from An Quoc to Tran Quoc (protecting the country) by…
Located on a small penisula on the East side of West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. Located on a small penisula on the East side of West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with…
Trấn Quốc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of Hanoi's West Lake, Vietnam.
A beautiful pagoda on the south side of Westlake. If you get lucky, there are some amazing sunsets that can be witnessed from this vantage point.
The oldest pagoda in Hanoi. Located in one of the most beautiful street in Hanoi.
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“Contest is the main futures, It is in the middle of the city rounded by hotels and street restaurants. Nice for a walk”
- 2 locals recommend
“Legend has it that Quán Thánh Temple was established during the reign of Emperor Lý Thái Tổ (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Trấn Vũ, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle (see section on Animal Symbolism below). It is one of the Four Sacred Temples that were built in four directions to protect the capital from malevolent spirits. Quán Thánh protects from the North, while the other three temples protect from the other directions: Bạch Mã from the East, Kim Liêm from the South, and Thần Linh Lang from the West. In Hanoi, there is also a second Trấn Vũ Temple in the Gia Lâm District. Though smaller than Quán Thánh Temple, this smaller temple is also dedicated to Trấn Vũ with a 9-tonne statue of the deity. Nowadays, after many geographical changes to the city layout, Quán Thánh Temple is located on the corner of Quán Thánh Street and Thanh Nien Street, facing West Lake. It is a short walk from Trúc Bạch Lake where pilot (and future United States senator) John McCain was shot down in October 1967.”
- 5 locals recommend
“Head to Saint Honore for some of the best French pastries that will satisfy your sweet-tooth. They also have lovely breads, coffee, and 3-course meals.”
- 6 locals recommend
“Biggest lake in Hanoi! You can hire a bike and ride around the lake (but not one round because the lake is really big) in the morning or in the evening to enjoy the fresh air and the peaceful atmosphere :)”
- 56 locals recommend