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One Pillar Pagoda

Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.
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Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I viewed uncle Ho in the mausoleum, viewed the houses he lived in and spent many hours in the Ho Chi Minh museum . This pagoda is in the same grounds . I spent about 10 minutes here and I did climb the stairs to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was said that the ancient King without an heir got his prince when he built this One Pillar Pagoda for the goddess he dreamt of. Today, this pagoda is like a temple for people to visit and pray if they want to have children....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quick 5 minute viewing close to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Built in 1054 this is one of Vietnam’s most revered pagodas and has an interesting history. Built on a single pillar to represent a lotus flower which is a symbol of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my Australian friend to this place. He was very impressed with its unique architecture and meaningful pagoda. The pagoda was build and stood just on one pillar because of that the name came from. Actually this pagoda was build in 11th century and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located in the same general area as Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, so you can hit them both fairly easily. There is a back story, but the gist is, if you’re looking to produce a male heir, praying at this pagoda will increase your...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built originally during the reign of the Emperor Ly Thai Tong, between 1028-1054, it has been rebuilt several times over the years, the last being 1954 after the French destroyed it. Very busy when we visited, people pushing past you to get up the steps,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

is unique that is stand on one leg, but is a jsut a very small temple without too much highlight, you will walk pass it anyway, so good idea to went on the staircase and take a look, but don't bother to visit there on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s free, by a pedestrian only street, and very easy to get the picture with the beautiful landmark.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest temple in Hanoi, constructed in 6th century under the reign of emperor Ly Nam De. On your way to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum you should make a vist of it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made an unplanned visit to this temple whilst we were at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (which we got to after closing time!) and I am very glad that we did. It is an unusual temple with quite a history. It is possible to...More

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The Ngoc ha market comprises of shops along the streets.
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