Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su), Hanoi

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  • The monk who hosted the temple then, had corridors built, statues painted, and bell made. The front palace is dedicated to Buddha and the rear palace is dedicated to the king of the Ly Dynasty.  more »
  • Although this pagoda is not extraordinary, it deserves a visit. She is kept alive.
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  • It was great to have a private tour guide. He explained how pagoda and temples vary, the budas, the alters, etc. And answered a lot of our questions. Highly recommend a tour guide (and they are so ine...  more »
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  • I live these temples. The peacefulness that overcomes you when you enter. The beauty of their religious artifacts.
  • Nice old temple in a busy neighborhood. Centre for Buddhism in Vietnam. Peaceful and authentic.
  • People using this place a lot. Very full and busy during the day. Nice style too.
  • Peaceful temple with a very local feeling.
  • Quan Su Temple was built in the 15th century under the Lê Dynasty. At that time there was no Buddhist temple here but some cottages used as a place of worship. According to Hoàng Lê nhất thống chí, during Emperor Le The Tong's reign, Chiem Thanh (Champa), Ai Lao (Laos) usually sent ambassadors to offer tributes to Đại Việt (official name of Viet Nam under the Lê Dynasty). The Emperor ordered to construct a building called Quan Su (Embassy) to receive foreign ambassadors to Thăng Long. Because those ambassadors were all Buddhist, they decided to build a temple on the premises for worship. Today only the temple remains. According to Doctor Le Duy Trung's essay carved on the 1855 stele, the temple was close to Hau Quan Base in the early years of Gia Long Era (1802–1819). In 1822, the temple was renovated so that the local residents could practise worship here. When the troops withdrew, the temple was returned to the villagers. Monk Thanh Phuong, who hosted the temple then, had corridors built, statues painted, bell made. The front palace is dedicated to the Buddha and the rear palace is dedicate to Master Minh Khong of the Lý Dynasty.

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