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Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su), Hanoi

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  • A beautiful piece of architecture and cultural history that has survived despite the numerous conflicts over the centuries. This is well worth a visit, for its tranquility alone. On the day we called ...  more »
  • it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing theirs prayers. it is calm...  more »
  • This pagoda has some history and is just around the corner from the Hoa Lo Prison (aka the Hanoi Hilton). When I arrived I could hear chanting and when I looked inside there were probably 40 Sangha mo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • pretty temple, a calm oasis in the bustling city
  • India Prime minister Narendra Modi visited Vietnam in Sep 2016
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