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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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  • 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 »
  • We had planned only a day in Hanoi and have learned through our guide of the small temple. You must observe in any case the dress code: long pants! T-Shirts are allowed. It takes off the shoes in front of the temple. Inside, there are some women and sleep or pray. If you quietly passes them leads to large Buddha statues. Very nice to look at. Beautiful mood. However, only a very short trip because the temple is quite small and has seen everything in 5 minutes.
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  • 這個廟很旺,位於三十六古街內,一進門就會看到一隻白馬,且香火非常鼎盛,廟外的匾額上寫的是「白馬最靈寺」,算是蠻特別的廟宇  more »
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