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Chua Tran Quoc, Hanoi

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View the ornate architectural style of Chua Tran Quoc, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi. King Ly Nam De commissioned the temple's construction on the bank of the Red River in 541, which took four years to complete. In 1615, King Le Kinh Tong transported the temple to the Kim Ngu islet. When touring this historic complex, take note of its pagodas' red color, which indicates prosperity and luck, as well as the many 17th-century relics, symbolic flower statues, and Indian Bodhi tree. The water surrounding the site makes it particularly photogenic. Arrange your visit to Chua Tran Quoc and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hanoi using our Hanoi trip planning tool .
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  • Located right next to the West Lake. The pagoda is 1 of the major pagodas and attracts the most tourist in Hanoi.
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  • We arrived in 5 to 6 minutes by bus No. 50 to Lonbien from the Thang long ruins. It is a famous tourist spot, so the area is scenic and the temple is not very large, but you can get the satisfaction of sightseeing. There is also an ice shop, a roteria and a coffee shop in the surrounding area.
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  • One of the most important typical examples of the Far East is the oldest pagoda on the shore of Ho Tay Lake.
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  • Very beautiful. The lake is stunning setting. A little quieter and able to appreciate without quite so much noise! The tourist hop on hop off bus stops here, was a pleasant way to be introduced to some of the more well known sights. The pagoda is definitely worth seeing, not just for a quick pic.
  • There may be some amazing history I was not aware of, but when you compare this temple against some of the others in SE Asia it’s definitely rather average. I enjoyed my visit and admired that there was an active practicing Buddhist community there. I wouldn’t suggest going to far out of your way to visit.
  • Popular place with locals for praying, so our holidays, New Year etc expect big traffic there. The pagoda is nice, but other than that, there is not much to see. But still, one of the iconic Hanoi sights.
  • The Tran Quoc pagoda has quiet no of tourist n bit crowded. The place is been maintained well. It's one of the tourist spotin Hanoi city and especially it's surrounded by lake. It has good sunset.
  • I've seen many Pagoda and was not exactly impressed.... But hey... No charge. If you're in the area I'd suggest but if you're far away maybe the journey isn't necessary.
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