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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. 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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  • This is where the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, The Presidential Palace are all located. There are some souvenir shops nearby. If you have 5 minutes to spare when in the area to see the Ho chin Minh complex,...  more »
  • The pagoda is next to the mausoleum there were ques to go up to it but you cannot enter so we just walked round it and took photos.  more »
  • This small temple is very original standing in a small lake on a single pillar. A small stair leads up to the altar. You dont enter the pagoda.  more »
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  • This place is quite famous in Hanoi and its location is another advantage if you want to discover other heritage of Hanoi. Despite its fame, this place is quite boring. The temple is always under construction (I have visit this place 3 different times in a year). This place is very crowded whatever the day is, which is not ideal for anyone want to enjoy the scene of it. It is located in the area of the tomb so parking inside is impossible. However, they have a parking area near this place for both car and bike.
  • Great place to visit. Nice ancient one pillar temple. Visited after mausoleum since just right beside of it. Entrance is free, so don't worry about it. The temple looks smaller than what I've expected but worth a visit. A bit crowded when I was there, imagine a small temple with ton of visitors.
  • I Wish I could Make my dreams Come True as this King did! The legend has it that the king had dreamt of a holy lady sitting on a lotus on a similar building. When he related this dream to the holy monk, he had been advised to build a pagoda as he had seen in his dream. The pagoda as in the dream resembles a lotus flower in and coming out of the surface of water. There are live lotus flowers in the water around the pagoda too. I wish I could make my dreams come true!! You pass this unique structure when you come out of the gates of Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum. It is almost next to it. Do not miss it if you visit the Mausoleum. Although small in size, the Architecture here is quite distinctive and unique in that the Pagoda sits on a single large stone pillar. The pagoda is also historic having been constructed 17centuries ago in the first century a.d. This is a place of veneration for Vietnamese Buddhists.
  • Very small cannot visit inside but it's a really beautiful building with great architecture. The One Pillar Pagoda stand on just a pillar between Ho Chi Minh Museum and his Mausoleum. It really worth to take some pics of it
  • I honestly thought it was gonna be a plain and usual pagoda. But this one is different, the place has a different feel. Some parts of it thou, seems to have broken down.
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