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Tran Quoc Pagoda

Đ. Thanh Niên, Yên Phụ, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Lake/ River/ Ponds
Buddhist Temples

About Tran Quoc Pagoda

Oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of Hanoi's West Lake. The temple was originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Lý Nam Đế. When founded the temple was sited on the shores of the Red River, outside of the Yen Phu Dyke. Due to the river's encroachment, the temple was relocated in 1615 to Kim Ngu islet of West Lake where it is now situated.

Attractions near Tran Quoc Pagoda

Quan Thanh Temple0.56km from Tran Quoc Pagoda

Dated to the 11th century, this Taoist temple was dedicated to Xuan Wu, one of the principal deities in Taoism. It is one of the Four Sacred Temples that were built in four directions to protect Hanoi from malevolent spirits.

Presidential Palace1km from Tran Quoc Pagoda

Built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. The yellow palace stands behind wrought iron gates flanked by sentry boxes, the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam at all are mango trees growing on the grounds. The palace is not open to the public, but visitors can walk around the grounds for a fee.

Hanoi Botanical Garden1.03km from Tran Quoc Pagoda

This is not a Botanical Garden but a lush green park in the city center. The park was established in 1890 by the French and originally stretched over 33 hectares, but has since been squeezed to a mere 10 to make room for development.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum1.27km from Tran Quoc Pagoda

Resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader & President Ho Chi Minh.

One Pillar Pagoda1.39km from Tran Quoc Pagoda

One of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter and 4 m in height, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity. The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in 1049, in gratitude for having a son.

Ho Chi Minh Museum1.44km from Tran Quoc Pagoda

Dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. The museum documents Ho Chi Minh's life, with 8 chronological exhibitions.

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