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Quan Thanh Temple

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Legend has it that Quan Thanh Temple was established during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Tran Vu, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle (see section on Animal...more
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Thanh Nien Street | Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 24 3823 4378
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Quan Thanh Temple is a beautiful temple. There is such serenity about the temples when you go to visit them. Just watching the people and seeing the wonderful architecture and devotion is wonderful to see. Well worth the visit

2  Thank Julie B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 30, 2013

10,000 dong entrance fee to walk around the little temple. I didn't find it that interesting . There is a big black bronze Buddha that is kind of cool. The most interesting part was the entrance gate which you can see from the outside without...More

1  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I just stopped for a moment to just walk inside this beautiful temple in Hanoi it's just about the walking distance from the Tranc Quoch Pagoda, the temple has a spacious courtyard and a small Altair for the people to perform their rituals the small...More

Thank Ashwathram r
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide would have skipped this except that I caught that he had not taken us; so, he took us. I would not want to miss it. The bronze statute of Tran Vu was exceptional. This was Taoist and different from the Temple of...More

Thank Lim1006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and beautiful. Would have liked more detail of the history though. Need to research!

Thank MarieL14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quick stop from the mad rush of the city. Could do it in 15 minutes. Benches in the courtyard area, so you can relax there in the shade with a book.

Thank florences863
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We liked it, but it is not as "exciting" as expected inside. Maybe because we live in Hong Kong? INot sure I would recomend going inside.

Thank Calle K
Reviewed September 8, 2018

To me, it looked like a Taoist temple with a long history which is located by the lake.It was quite peaceful and you can relax yourself there

Thank Hawkdai007
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The Quan Thanh temple is a Taoist temple and one of the city's oldest dating back to the 11th century. The temple sits on the shore of Truc Bach Lake and is dedicated to the God of the North.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

A peaceful temple away from the hustle and bustle of the street. A bargain to enter - just 10k dong each. Nice to sit down and relax and enjoy the temple, the buildings are beautiful. You can spend maybe 30 mins here, it isn’t huge.

Thank KellyS3210
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

My impression about Quan Thanh temple is, everytime I walk to school, go across the temple, I see old people doing Tai Chi. Peaceful and nice view to West lake

Thank ducpham27
Reviewed July 1, 2018

A frequent stop with tours, it is best to visit with a guide, so that you know what you are seeing, and so your experience here may vary.

Thank JohnInItaly
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April 30, 2016|
Response from ThomasBo | Reviewed this property |
Your list is a very good itinerary for Hanoi, but you should not miss Hoa Lo, often called 'Hanoi Hilton' - the former French security prison, which was also used for the US prisoners of war. It is a very interesting museum... More