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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 March 15, 2007

On Pillar Pagoda is one of the beauty place in which complex of Ho Chi Minh mauselium. It was built by the Emperor Ly Thai Tong , who ruled from 1028 to 1054 . The legend has said that: The King dreamed that he had...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was definitely my worst expirience in Hanoi!!!!! They charged a significantly (this following a long expensive taxi ride) large entrace fee and then all the rides/attractions were closed!!!!! There was a zoo that was open so we decided that we may as well go...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An interesting pagoda within an amazing temple complex with intricate and detailed decorations. Well worth a visit while you are in Hanoi.

Thank BenGenn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most historic beautiful Buddhist temple rising from one pillar in the centre of an elegant square shaped lotus flower from the pond.

Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its architecture is very special. It was built based on the dream of King Ly Thai Tong of the reign Ly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the complex housing Museum and Uncle Ho's residence and gardens , this unique pagoda is a small buddhist temple initially built in 1049 is worth a quick peek although you may not be very impressed by the size. The lines to go up...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story of this Pagoda is worthwhile listening to, but the Pagoda itself is not as big as I expected. Although beautiful on the inside to see, I wouldn’t wait in line in case you have to. Come early and you might be lucky to...More

Thank AH79_NL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get to this Pagoda you have to walk to the opposite side of the block and enter via security at the back of the museum. Many maps show the correct location but you can only exit the area at that point. Once you go...More

Thank knightjackie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You might be expecting something a bit bigger, but it isn't as big as you think. It's still very interesting, but it was probably better before the french colonial forces destroyed it. Apparently it was built to look like a lotus, but no longer looks...More

Thank AquaticHawk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

before i visit one pillar Pagoda i had this imagination that it should be a kind of master art or a wonder, but it is just a very small Pagoda in the middle of a pond with no attraction. but any way, it is the...More

Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located in Ba Dinh Square & next to Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. It is a Buddhist temple & one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. The pagoda was built in 1049 during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai Tong of the Ly...More

1  Thank Wildcat7400
Reviewed October 3, 2018

One Pillar Pagoda, in front of Ho Chi Minh Museum (Bao Tang Ho Chi Minh)by walking distance. Is free, no ticket needed. Small, 5 minutes can finish visit here. The coconut water here super nice.

Thank Vincea S
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Response from Traveler-O-World | Reviewed this property |
The Ngoc ha market comprises of shops along the streets.