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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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  • We enjoyed a walk up to the lake from the Old Quarter to see the pagoda. It is quite small in size but interesting and we liked the Karma explanations on a big board… only took off a star as the lake....  more
    We enjoyed a walk up to the lake from the Old Quarter to see the pagoda. It is quite small in size but interesting and we liked the Karma explanations on a big board… only took off a star as the lake....  more »
  • If you don't have time to see many temples in Hanoi, go to this one. It is very beautiful and impressive. 
    If you don't have time to see many temples in Hanoi, go to this one. It is very beautiful and impressive.  more »
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  • A small but peaceful temple set by the lake. Not large and not really much to see to stay around for as a tourist, but worth visiting quickly then walking along the lake.
  • Took a 15 min grab taxi from our hotel to Tran Quoc Pagoda. The place is beautiful to see. We were able to stroll along the lake as well

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