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Bach Ma Temple, Hanoi

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Escape the buzz of the Old Quarter and step into Bach Ma Temple, a place where people silently pray in front of a richly decorated statue of a white horse. Believed to be an incarnation of a river god, the apparition of the horse helped the emperor Ly Thai To choose a safe ground on which to build the city by marking it with its hoofs. The emperor erected 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 to 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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  • Easy to find it walking in the Old City, this is a thousand year old buddhist temple which is peaceful and provide a sharp contrast with the crowd and cacophony of the streets outside. It is of the no...  more »
  • The main reason for visiting Bach Ma (White Horse) Temple is to see the white horse and learn about the legend. This temple was originally by a small river but when the king decided to build the wall ...  more »
  • The Bach Ma Temple is also worth a stop when you are strolling around in the bust streets of the old town. This temple is stated to be one of the oldest in Hanoi but inside it looks like many of the o...  more »
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  • This is a bit hidden and a very tranquil place.
  • Hidden gem in Hanoi with many interesting stories behind.
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