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Bach Ma Temple, Hanoi

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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 said to be the oldest temple in hanoi. it is coloured yellow with brown pillars. the doors and pillars are all engraved. on the roof you will notice 2 dragons. it is very quiet and calm in this ...  read more »
  • I rather liked this place. As someone who has visited about a million temples in her time, I was not expecting much, but this place exceeded those expectations. As the area around it, it was full of c...  read more »
  • i came to many temples and pagoda in Hanoi, but this is not my cup of tea. very plain. it doesnt take you a lot of time to visit this temple 
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