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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. Plan to see Chua Tran Quoc and other attractions that appeal to you using our Hanoi family vacation planner.
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  • The complex of the Temple in the Lake is a part of the Flairs, otherwise is striking above all a highly recognizable tower which is not so present in other temples. Detour worth it if one is nearby.
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  • One of the famous Chinese-buddhism temple in Hanoi city. Beautiful with its architecture and religious art and statue. Bodhi tree from India situate in this temple, where locals believe that if you vi...  more »
  • You may need an English tour guide to tell you about the history, architecture and the roles of this pagoda in Vietnamese living.  more »
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  • within easy walk from Pan Pacific Hanoi, a beautiful Pagoda, in great condition, on the West-lake. Picturesque, full of character and with plenty of options to refresh yourself after a walk in the hot sun. Excellent location for perfect photographs. Check-the Green electric car option, starting from the street in front of the temple, that can take you around the city.
  • Nice place, old temple in good condition but not so big. Free to enter which is nice. Just remember to not wear shorts (but people do anyway)
  • Really cool pagoda and when I was there there was a large group playing traditional drums that you could hear for miles. Recommended!
  • Amazingly serene, beautiful setting and religious artwork. A must see in Hanoi.
  • An ancient historical pagoda in Ha Noi, where we can learn many things about Ha Noi history and the sacred place for Buddists to show their respect to Buddha.