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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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  • It is claimed to be the oldest temple in Hanoi and was built in 11century and referred to as the White Hose Temple.The building that exist today was built in the 18th century. it is a little different...  more »
  • This temple is very small and in the heart of the Old Quarter. This time it's a white horse which is at the center of the veneration, which changes a little. You don't see many world and the place is very serene. The visit is so quick but nice.
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  • There are always people popping in the alley North of hoan Kiem Lake u.s. air rights in the Buddhist temple. Gps map, missing out on the road as long as you have at your disposal the alleyways and went to go into the temple incense smell and saw there was a temple to dedicate horse
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