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Chua Tran Quoc, Hanoi

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#7 of 38 in Historic Sites in Hanoi
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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.
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  • Very nice experience visiting this the oldest Pagoda in Hanoi. Quiet and peaceful located next to the West Lake. No admission charge but interesting to see the whole area with great photo... 
    Very nice experience visiting this the oldest Pagoda in Hanoi. Quiet and peaceful located next to the West Lake. No admission charge but interesting to see the whole area with great photo...  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • A very peaceful and spiritual place. It was built several years ago and it is still intact. There is no entry fee One can spend no.of hours he wants. In addition, there are good places there to capture the beautiful pictures. Moreover, one can offer prayers also there. Monks can be seen there.
  • It is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi and it  is located on a small island. Open daily from 07:30 onwards and close at 6pm .There is no entry fee for foreigner or local.The main pagoda is made up of eleven levels, while its surrounding buildings include an incense burning house and a museum housing historic relics.You can also see intricately carved statues dating to 1639, each of which bear unique facial feature. I highly recommend this place to tourists.

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