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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 4 days ago via mobile

Worth a walk by , not very impressive but when combined with the surrounding historical structures it’s worthy. Very small in size. That leads to the unimpressed thoughts

Thank george60898
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A Buddhist temple surrounded by a pond near the Ho Chi Minh complex. You can go up the stairs and make an offering or take photos.

Thank RakeshK2377
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny Buddhist temple standing on one pillar set in the centre of a small pond. A single flight of steps lead up to the temple. This seems a very popular temple and there are crowds of worshipers and tourists here. Dress modestly...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One Pillar Pagoda is in the same location as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; and sit right beside a building, not sure what's called. Quite a unique site to visit. The place is open to everybody, but please be reminded it is a sacred ground. There's...More

Thank DannyT2071
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local legend tells the story of an ancient Vietnamese emperor who dreamt of having his first son, which was subsequently born resting on a lotus flower. Following the birth the king commissioned this small pagoda, which is shaped like a lotus flower. True or not,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a look if you are round here,the pagoda is very small set in a small concrete pond with only one small set of steps up to view insideI"m sure the pond looks better at parts of the year when it"s full of water lilies,but...More

Thank scubacol11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pagoda is very close to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, so if you're nearby nearby do go check it out. However, it's not much to look at unless you have interest in Buddhism and architecture.

Thank Mahroos C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pagoda was built to symbolise the lotus flower. There is some posters on the wall nearby that give a history of the pagoda including that French destroyed the original pagoda before leaving Vietnam.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Walked around the Ho Chi Minh museum. Asked around but people didn’t speak much English here. Finally found the one pillar pagoda and that’s it! Snap some pictures and off we went.

Thank Jo-AnnKYTan
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

It looks wonderful. However, if you plan go just for the Pagoda, you might feel it was a long trip (from the Old Quarter) for not so much. MAJOR TIP: If you plan on going up the steps, you cannot without a long sleeve shirt...More

Thank Nadeem K
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The Ngoc ha market comprises of shops along the streets.
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