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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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  • Nice little oasis in the middle of the city. Nothing too memorable. Definitely most interesting pagodas and temples elsewhere. What also very crowded. 
  • The location is notably the most inspiring here, and the temple grounds are on a massive lake. The buildings and pagodas inside are absolutely lovely. Definitely worth a visit! 
  • It's very nice temple in from a lake , you can take a good photo there. Also you can take a photo inside the temple it's allowed. 
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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.