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DESTINATIONS Hanoi Thursday, 17 September 2015

Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi

Tran Quoc pagoda is a famous destination that you shouldn't miss when travelling in Hanoi.

The pagoda is located on a Western island on the Westlake. This is one of famous landscapes in Hanoi.

Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda

The legend states that the pagoda was built in Ly Nam De destiny (541-547) on Yen Hoa village, nearby Red River’s bank. It was called Khai Quoc pagoda also (that name means establishing the country).

The pagoda famous for spirituality so the Kings and Queens often came here to pray and visit on every important occasions in the past.

The pagoda's entrance
The pagoda's entrance

With many restorations, it’s appearance has amount of changes but the size and constructions is maintained with more than 3.000m2 of area, a tower garden, guest house, upper house, left and right galleys.

Tower garden
Tower garden

This ancient pagoda saves a lot of valuable antiquities, such as: statues at the upper house. They all are beautiful and well carved, especially, the Thich Ca statue.

In the square of Tran Quoc pagoda, there is a Linden which was give by India president in his trip to Vietnam in 1959.

Pagoda's yard
Pagoda's yard

With all the art and construction values, nowadays, the pagoda is not only spiritual but also a attractive destination for many visitor.

More details
Add: Duong Thanh Nien road, Yen Phu precinct, Tay Ho district, Hanoi
How to get there: Thanh Nien Street is the wide street that runs between Truc Bach Lake and West Lake. From Old Quarter it can either be reached along Quanh Thanh Street or along the main dyke road which runs to the east of Old Quarter. A taxi will cost around 40,000 VND or incorporate it into a cyclo ride around Hanoi.
Free entrance
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