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Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi

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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 and other Hanoi attractions into our Hanoi trip itinerary maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 16, 2017
    I have been here maybe 40 times! Visiting the temple,then waiting for friends ! Relaxing in some cafes near by!  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    It gets really busy in the afternoon so get to this spot in the morning. It will also shield you from the heat. This place is beautiful. Would highly recommend.  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    It is located between the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and truc back Lake Taoist temple. Touching toes, seems to grant her wish. Come to trial.
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  • May 24, 2017
    It is very nice temple. So impressive with statue of Tran Vu which made by bronze. Must see this place...
  • July 8, 2017
    Very impressive place in the busy center.Once you enter the yard, it's so tranquil and peaceful.
  • April 22, 2017
    Peaceful and pretty Though it can be very crowded in some days and lunar new years
  • September 3, 2016
    Quán Thánh Temple , formerly known as Trấn Vũ Temple is a Taoist temple in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dated to the 11th century, the temple was dedicated to Xuan Wu, or Trấn Vũ in Vietnamese, one of the principal deities in Taoism. As one of the Four Sacred Temples of the capital, Quan Thánh Temple is located near West Lake in a ward of the same name: Quán Thánh Ward; and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Hanoi.The temple's name means Place (alternatively shop/restaurant) of the Gods. Legend has it that Quán Thánh Temple was established during the reign of Emperor Lý Thái Tổ (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Trấn Vũ, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle (see section on Animal Symbolism below). It is one of the Four Sacred Temples that were built in four directions to protect the capital from malevolent spirits. Quán Thánh protects from the North, while the other three temples protect from the other directions: Bạch Mã from the East, Kim Liêm from the South, and Thần Linh Lang from the West.[2] In Hanoi, there is also a second Trấn Vũ Temple in the Gia Lâm District. Though smaller than Quán Thánh Temple, this smaller temple is also dedicated to Trấn Vũ with a 9-tonne statue of the deity.
  • October 4, 2016
    Nice place but with people trying to cheat you inside and outside. Sad that they let them in.

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