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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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  • 到鎮國寺是早上九點左右,許多越南信眾都專程過來朝拜,寺廟外圍有很多賣放生小魚貨是烏龜的小販,我不建議買,因為在裡面的放生池的魚很多都缺氧奄奄一息。 
  • It is a beautiful pagoda completely different from the rest of temples. Its Tower is beautiful and this beside the West Lake
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  • This is a must trip from Hanoi. From Hanoi it takes about 3 hours to get there! There is a lot of walking and climbing but it is worth the sights you will get to see! 
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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.