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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi

3.2
Perched on a single stone pillar erected in the middle of a lotus pond, One Pillar Pagoda rises like a flower from the water. Climb a dozen stairs to access this iconic 11th-century wooden temple and see its gilt statue of Guanyin, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, surrounded by colorful offerings. Many people come to pray to this goddess for fertility. Originally built in the midst of a swamp, this tiny temple with flying eaves now overlooks a small lotus pool inside a tranquil park. A popular spot included in most tours of Hanoi, the temple holds many prayer ceremonies throughout the day. Before you head to Hanoi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hanoi day trip website, to make sure you see all that Hanoi has to offer, including One Pillar Pagoda.
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One Pillar Pagoda Reviews

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  • Visited whilst at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A small but nice Pagoda - a good little photo opportunity.  more »
  • Nice place to visit but nothing spectacular unless your are into Eastern Religious sites. It does make a lovey back drop for a photo.  more »
  • Worth a trip. Historic and beautiful. Warning - do not buy something out of the shops around it. They charge much more than double the regular price.  more »
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  • As the name says the pagoda is on top of one pillar and is small but beautiful...Pillar stands around and one is allowed to go up few stairs to pray... quite a popular tourist place..lot of greenery around and one can spend time enjoying walk in nature. Nice ambience
  • Nice building but not that special if you are not a believer. If you go to the mausoleum you'll see it anyways on your way back out of the area. Plenty of shops around it where you can but everything. Looks nice at night regarding the other pictures here.
  • A quiet place where you can sit. There is plenty small shops, so when you want to buy some souvenir or fresh fruits you have place to do it.
  • My dad and I visit this place every year. The place is unique in many ways. I love the storax trees around the temple.
  • Beautiful small building but nothing special. I think we need a local guide to understand the meaning of this building.

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