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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 on the very Youth ride moved especially can go by bus. Arrive here feeling very fresh and peaceful. The scene is quite beautiful. Sun cloud of love. In general it is recommended to visit.
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  • It was really nice to have a personal tour to explain the details and ask questions. (Our hotel set up the half day private city tour and it was very reasonably priced.)  more »
  • The Tran Quoc pagoda is located on West Lake. It is our first impression and visit a Buddhist pagoda in Vietnam. There are very many Buddha statues, partly in succession, as in Thailand, where often only a statue worshipped. Gifts in the form of biscuits, fruit, coke cans, or cigarettes at the altar. Lots of tourists from elsewhere are channelled here through. Those who constantly take photos while the locals there praying are annoying. Absolutely no respect!
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  • Very pretty and serene. Peaceful. Very well maintained. Great location with water on all sides. Nice to start the day tour with a visit here and learn about the Vietnamese style of Buddhism.
  • Cannot enter with a normal length skirt even though I had my blanket to wrap around my waist. Did nothing wrong or offensive other than just showing my blanket but was rudely gestured to go away. My boyfriend was pulled by the arm to enter though! Closed in the middle of the day, run by the rudest people. Other pagodas provide proper clothing if yours is not acceptable. Do not support this much of religious opression. Should either close to public visit or treat visitors with respect. Do not recommend.
  • So neat and calm area. Cool twmpraturw even out there so noise and humidity. The oldest pagoda in Hanoi. Must see this place...
  • The Trấn Quốc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Lý Nam Đế (from 544 until 548), thus giving it an age of more than 1,450 years. When founded the temple was named Khai Quoc (National Founding) and was sited on the shores of the Red River, outside of the Yen Phu Dyke. When confronted with the river's encroachment, the temple was relocated in 1615 to Kim Ngu (Golden Fish) islet of Ho Tay (West Lake) where it is now situated. A small causeway links it to the mainland.
  • A must-visit tourist attraction. Located in Thanh Nien street, the most beautiful street in Vietnam.

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