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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi

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Perched on a single stone pillar erected in the middle of a lotus pond, One Pillar Pagoda rises like a flower from the water. Climb a dozen stairs to access this iconic 11th-century wooden temple and see its gilt statue of Guanyin, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, surrounded by colorful offerings. Many people come to pray to this goddess for fertility. Originally built in the midst of a swamp, this tiny temple with flying eaves now overlooks a small lotus pool inside a tranquil park. A popular spot included in most tours of Hanoi, the temple holds many prayer ceremonies throughout the day. Before you head to Hanoi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hanoi day trip website, to make sure you see all that Hanoi has to offer, including One Pillar Pagoda.
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  • Its a small pagoda in a small lake like structure. Its right behind Ho Chi Minh Massoleum and The presidential palace. Nothing great. Perhaps a good photo location 
    Its a small pagoda in a small lake like structure. Its right behind Ho Chi Minh Massoleum and The presidential palace. Nothing great. Perhaps a good photo location  more »
  • Cute little pagoda that made for some nice photos. Worth a visit if in the area for the mausoleum or museum. Beware the dreaded “influencers” and their “boyfriends of instagram” ruining any chance... 
    Cute little pagoda that made for some nice photos. Worth a visit if in the area for the mausoleum or museum. Beware the dreaded “influencers” and their “boyfriends of instagram” ruining any chance...  more »
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  • This Buddhist temple is within the Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum Complex. The architecture is very unique as the pagoda sits on a single pillar. It’s one of the national symbols of Vietnam. The area is very calm and serene, a contrast to the bustling streets of Hanoi, as here is an oasis of calm amidst old buildings. It’s a great place to escape the heat if you’re in Hanoi during the summer months. It’s also a great place to watch people pray to the Buddha. Come here to experience another side of the city.
  • The pagoda is a historic Buddhist temple in the center of Ba Dinh district. It is truly an interesting place to see: from its story to its architecture. On sunny day, you can take a short break in the nearby stone chairs and enjoy the gentle breeze.

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