View the ornate architectural style of Chua Tran Quoc, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi. King Ly Nam De commissioned the temple's construction on the bank of the Red River in 541, which took four years to complete. In 1615, King Le Kinh Tong transported the temple to the Kim Ngu islet. When touring this historic complex, take note of its pagodas' red color, which indicates prosperity and luck, as well as the many 17th-century relics, symbolic flower statues, and Indian Bodhi tree. The water surrounding the site makes it particularly photogenic. Arrange your visit to Chua Tran Quoc and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hanoi using our Hanoi trip planning tool.
Create an itinerary including Chua Tran Quoc
Tours to Chua Tran Quoc
$32 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Half-day Tour at Hanoi City with Temple and Mausoleum
Duration: 4 hours
Chua Tran Quoc reviews
Important note: Please dress conservative when visiting temples. Trấn Quốc Pagoda is the oldest and largest pagoda (temple). Located on the West Lake. The temple dates back to the 6th century which.... more »
A must visit. Oldest Buddhist Temple in Hanoi. Top 3 most beautiful temple in Hanoi. You can take a Grab to get here. more »
Very beautiful. The lake is stunning setting. A little quieter and able to appreciate without quite so much noise! The tourist hop on hop off bus stops here, was a pleasant way to be introduced to some of the more well known sights. The pagoda is definitely worth seeing, not just for a quick pic.
There may be some amazing history I was not aware of, but when you compare this temple against some of the others in SE Asia it’s definitely rather average. I enjoyed my visit and admired that there was an active practicing Buddhist community there. I wouldn’t suggest going to far out of your way to visit.
Plan your trip to Hanoi
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Hanoi
Museums in Hanoi
Side trips from Hanoi
Hidden gems in Hanoi
Shopping in Hanoi
Nearby attractions in Hanoi
Trips to Chua Tran Quoc by other users
41 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hanoi Luang Prabang Chiang Mai 41 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hanoi Luang Prabang Chiang Mai 41 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hanoi Luang Prabang Chiang Mai 41 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ubud Seminyak Singapore 41 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Denpasar Singapore Patong 36 days in Thailand & Vietnam BY A USER FROM BELGIUM Bangkok Pattaya Patong