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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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  • very nice pagoda. It is not very private yet. pagoda more old hanoi. do not charge entry. beautiful bonsai
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  • Covered as a part of the full-day guided city tour of Hanoi. Good to see the rich cultural heritage of Vietnam.  more »
  • Free entry. Beautiful buildings and small courtyards. 30 minutes that is worth visiting. On the edge of a lake.
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  • It's an out of the way temple on a finger of land sticking out into the lake. The architecture is beautiful. The monuments holding the Buddha's are beautiful. It worth the visit. Outside is very crowded with street vendor selling their wares.
  • Nice, quiet(ish) break from the chaos of Old Quarter. We went on a cool day (21 degrees) so it was very pleasant. Not very much to see, but the pagoda on the lake is pretty. There were notices suggesting visitors not wear shorts, but this was not enforced.
  • It is a beautiful pagoda at the roadside which divides the massive west lake of Hanoi. This particular one has a strong religious significance since there are quite a few relics from many respected monks. Its a must go in Hanoi.
  • Peaceful and relaxing. Beautiful sight. Lovely sunset. Definitely a must-go place when in Vietnam
  • Great place for pictures. Place is easy to find. Make sure you check their operating hours before you visit.

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