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Chua Tran Quoc, Hanoi

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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View the ornate architectural style of Chua Tran Quoc, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi. King Ly Nam De commissioned the temple's construction on the bank of the Red River in 541, which took four years to complete. In 1615, King Le Kinh Tong transported the temple to the Kim Ngu islet. When touring this historic complex, take note of its pagodas' red color, which indicates prosperity and luck, as well as the many 17th-century relics, symbolic flower statues, and Indian Bodhi tree. The water surrounding the site makes it particularly photogenic. Arrange your visit to Chua Tran Quoc and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hanoi using our Hanoi trip planning tool.
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  • Lovely temple with a great lake view to admire, not too busy on a Sunday afternoon and free to enter, remember to take off your shoes when entering the main section! 
    Lovely temple with a great lake view to admire, not too busy on a Sunday afternoon and free to enter, remember to take off your shoes when entering the main section!  more »
  • This is possibly the oldest temple in Hanoi. It was a tranquil space to visit. We visited here to actually pray for luck and happiness for the new month. The space was great. A lot of beautiful... 
    This is possibly the oldest temple in Hanoi. It was a tranquil space to visit. We visited here to actually pray for luck and happiness for the new month. The space was great. A lot of beautiful...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place with a magnificent pagoda at the west lake of Hanoi. There is a big Pu Ti tree at the back of the temple. They said after pray to the Buddhas in the temple, we walk 3 rounds around the Pu Ti tree to wish for blessings …
  • A very peaceful and spiritual place. It was built several years ago and it is still intact. There is no entry fee One can spend no.of hours he wants. In addition, there are good places there to capture the beautiful pictures. Moreover, one can offer prayers also there. Monks can be seen there.

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