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Chua Tran Quoc, Hanoi

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Religious Site
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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  • Tran Quoc Pagoda is a beautiful temple situated on an island on Hanoi's West Lake. It is a religious site. There is a reminder for visitors to be suitably dressed (knee-length and sleeves). However, t...  more »
  • This pagoda looked neat and it was a nice photo opp, but it was way smaller than expected. This pagoda is out of the way from the rest of points of interest in Hanoi, which is why this pagoda is only ...  more »
  • This is an easy place to walk to or catch a cab. It is free to get into if you wish to use bathroom there is a small fee. They do prayers in the main building. You will need to take your shoes off to ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Silent place. It has a buddhist temple to worship. Temple situated in an Island connected by a walkway.
  • Who doesn't love water reflections and impressive structures? We went there just before closing and could enjoy the serenity with nearly no people around! Perfect spot to get back to own centre 📿