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Bach Ma Temple, Hanoi

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Run away from the buzz of the Old Quarter and step in Bach Ma Temple, a place where people silently pray to a richly decorated statue of a white horse. You will feel sheltered in an instant by the tranquilizing peace of the temple. Believed to be an incarnation of a river god, the apparition of the horse helped the emperor Ly Thai To choose the safe ground where to build the city by marking it with its hoofs. The emperor built the temple in the 11th century in gratitude to the white horse, but all the red pillars and ceilings covered in Chinese symbols date back from the 18th century. To visit Bach Ma Temple and get the most from your holiday in Hanoi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hanoi vacation generator.
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  • I stopped by while hanging around and exploring the old town. Than the small, pretty helpful. The feeling that familiar temples is known to the locals.
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  • While strolling around the old quarter it is always worth a quick peak into this temple, as actually is the case with all temples here. 
  • Many of the references to Bach Ma Temple claim that is the oldest temple in Hanoi. But other temples, such as Chua Tran Quoc Pagoda make similar claims. Maybe the difference is between what is called ...  more »
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