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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Good view with lake and ancient building but it will be more worth with a local guide to tell you about the story of the building.

Thank chae S
Reviewed June 1, 2018

11th Century architecture mixed with deep spirituality, this temple has it all. adjacent to the gorgeous Lake nearby it was a lovely stop from the sweltering heat and a calm place to wander through and say a few prayers

Thank angelina1813
Reviewed May 20, 2018

At the gate in the photo, Royalty entered the center gate, while the common people enter in the 2 smaller side gates. This temple is located on a mountain side, many uphill steps to walk on a very hot day.

Thank telcom3
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Taoist Temple is located at the crossroads of Thanh Nien Street and QuanThanh Street, near West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) and renovated many times, the temple is also called Tran Vu temple, since it...More

Thank Korey W
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Our guide escorted us to the Pagoda site. a Buddest blessing was taking place at the time so the temple was very busy but we were still allowed to go in and stand behind the locals being blessed a wonderful experience

Thank _ritamanning66
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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