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Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Quan Thanh Temple hosts huge bronze statue of Trấn Vũ, and boosts rich exterior. According to history, the temple protects the city from evil spirits. As part of four temples, which protect the whole capital, this one guards the north side. Renovated through past years, the temple combines various architectural styles, with predominant imperial era. The temple contains Chinese writings, as well as Vietnamese language written in Latin alphabet. Inside, you can see bronze statue of Trấn Vũ in the shrine, and image of serpent, and the turtle, which symbolize friendship. Put Quan Thanh Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hanoi vacation builder.
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  • it is located close to the west lake. i believe this is oldest buddhist temple in hanoi. it is big bronze statue and it seems if you rub its toe it will bring you luck. the carving and the acitecture ...  read more »
  • particular place and stunning with its Buddhist traditions. There is the sense of nature and his monks transformed into gardeners dedicated high-end with a bonsai giants... visit quietly with the monks
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  • I walked along West Lake from Tran Quoc Pagoda to here. Other than a nice front gate, there is not much to see in here. 
  • Built in the early 11th century, one of the oldest and well conserved temples in town. It is about 500m away from Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.
  • It was a very nice visit to the temple, near Trấn Quốc Pagoda so can be visited in same trip
  • Ancient atmosphere. You can feel it in the air. Oh, and about temple etiquette, there's a simple rule: don't expose yourself.
  • A nice place to cool off in the mid afternoon sun. Very ancient, there's a small fee to get inside but it's worth it.
  • Fantastic temple it's well known for most Vietnamese people . I used to accompany Grand mother to visit in 1969 . The architect is of the world .
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