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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi
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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. Add One Pillar Pagoda to your Hanoi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hanoi tourist route planner.
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  • We expected something more... I don't know, but we were disappointed... a small pagoda in the middle of sellers of trinkets, in addition to the Museum of ho chi minh...
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  • Near Ho Chi MInhs complex, so it's easy to find or stumble upon without even trying. A historic and iconic temple, with great cultural significance. 
  • If you have a specific religious intent to visit this temple, then by all means pay a visit. Otherwise, you won't miss much. It is a five minute photo stop. 
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  • It is one of must see places in Hanoi. Very spiritual place. People still pray there so please respect it while taking pictures. The temple has a great story behind. You'll enjoy it.
  • This is a small Buddhist temple with its uniquely iconic meaning rather than a big pagoda for walking around. The originals imagined it looks like a lotus flower rising from the lake; seem like a brilliant idea with a not-so-well execution.
  • As I know the symbol of Hanoi city. You can see this symbol everywhere people want to express imagination about Hanoi. Wish there is less tourists so you can feel the peaceful atmosphere.
  • The most beautiful pagoda in Hanoi city that I have seen! Right next to Ho Chi Minh museum Must see!!