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Chua Tran Quoc

Open Now: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Chùa Trấn Quốc (or Tran Quoc Pagoda) is located beside the dazzling West Lake, on Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi. Particularly, it is seated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between the two most romantic lakes of Hanoi: West Lake and Truc...more
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Thanh Nien, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located near the West Lake River, it is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, dating from the 6th century. It opens daily but at specific times. The main pagoda has 11 levels & is painted a brownish red colour because in Vietnamese & Chinese culture,...More

Thank Wildcat7400
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Closed for lunch as we found put upon arrival. A lovely area to wander anyway and this can be seen in a 'peep' through some trees which I felt was sufficient. It is very pretty.

Thank becky T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the area of Hanoi! The pagoda is an extremely tall Buddhist temple and photographs don't do it justice. Very wonderful towel inside the pagoda along with several old huge trees. Place that is good for spiritual retreat. Situated right in Westlake and thus...More

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely position of this lovely Pagoda.Takes some time to go around to fully enjoy it.No need for specisl clothes.

Thank 477elizabeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went during a cloudy day, looking for something more important. When we watched the traveling by, we went within and walked around for some time. Having visited huge temples all over Asia for a few years now, I wasn't overwhelmed. It's some great photo...More

Thank Harcourt C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint temple/pagoda in a pretty setting over the water. It’s free to enter but women remember to have something to cover your shoulders & knees as shorts & singlets aren’t permitted.

Thank BeckyWilde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located during the perimeter of West Lake this pagoda became a good break from the active street traffic. You will not spend time that is much here, but it's a place that is great to take pictures. Well worth a trip!

Thank Boony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the middle of West Lake, this pagoda offers a different atmosphere compared to the other temples which I cannot describe. The pillars with Phagspa-like script makes it more unique.

Thank clementich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One should definitely appreciate the way they've maintained these places with a huge number of tourists visiting every single day. The Pagoda, and encompassing pillars are photogenic. The fountain with colored fishes draws in visitors for a picture pose. the temple with their insurance stands...More

Thank Rutherford E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a temple of Buddhism by a huge lake called Thai. It has a beautiful pagoda and a lot of local people visit the temple as well as tourists from overseas. You seem to be able to pray inside the building . The scenary...More

Thank 八千代 西
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Mai S
May 6, 2016|
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Response from robc1234 | Reviewed this property |
They would prefer you not wear shorts. But I did not know until I got there so I did. No one said anything.