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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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  • Pagoda and the temple in surrounding is an attractive place to visit. Just be aware that the island on which pagoda is built, is quite small and therefore during the weekend or holidays rather overcro...  more »
  • Often found this picture when looking for hotels, and in fact this is one of the attractions of Hanoi. Very cute little spot is small, cozy, with would say family. Local not fewer tourists. The courtyard lead "dances". Admission is free, and a great location. Know this little place of great strength, so there calmly and quietly, very much it was pleasant to me!
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  • I liked this place of worship, full of beauty and faith. The abundance of offerings, the piety of the Vietnamese. It's a beautiful, living place and not a testimony of the past.
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  • Expect plenty of visitors and lots of selfies. Can anybody worship here? The tallest spire is new, the rear hall is the most impressive.
  • 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.
  • As soon as we walked through the gate, we felt more peaceful. Delightful sights and would highly recommend
  • 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.
  • An outstanding pagoda temple with Chinese influences. Really beautiful!

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