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Chua Tran Quoc

Closed Now: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Chùa Trấn Quốc (or Tran Quoc Pagoda) is located beside the dazzling West Lake, on Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi. Particularly, it is seated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between the two most romantic lakes of Hanoi: West Lake and Truc...more
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Thanh Nien, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed today

Worth the walk along the water and seeing the views of Hanoi from this vantage point. Note crossing the street to get there (if you have to) is not easy!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CharlotteB4542
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located beside West Lake is one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Hanoi; Chùa Trấn Quốc. Tran Quoc Pagoda is seated on an island and linked by a bridge across the lake. The main pagoda is deep red and the beautiful architecture creates many fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm giving a relative 5 stars because its one of the better things to visit in Hanoi. Its probably the best pagoda in Hanoi. It's beautiful and you can walk there from the old quarter.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sdutch87
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Pagoda is the oldest in the city, located between the lakes and along Thuy Kue lake has a beautiful Chinese architectual design integrated with bonsai shaped local flora creates a zen environment. It is a spiritual environment, therefore I suggested to dress modestly. Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JllesBee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus and walked long under the rain in the evening only to find a miniature pagoda where people are not allowed to go in. You can only visit the back porch patio where there were bags of building materials all over.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Berenice A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pagoda itself is well worth a visit - just remember to avoid exposed shoulders/legs or you won't be able to enter. Unfortunately we made the mistake of using one of taxi drivers waiting directly outside of the pagoda for our journey back to our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ali_W17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the many pagodas in Vietnam, we observed that many tourists do visit this place in the midst of a small lake.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T_Senaratne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple just so so as many other temple in Hanoi... you can come for praying or sightseeing but not recommended for long hours

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amazinggirls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the number of pagodas you see in Vietnam, by the time you reach this pagoda you might be having pagoda sickness. The site is clearly on every tourist agency's list as is evident by the amazing crowd on a bitterly cold morning. There's not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 865sharmisthag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is serene, but the area is quite small and we finished viewing it in less than half an hour. I wouldn't say it's a must see in Hanoi, but if you're in the area then you can pop by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mayling c
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Mai S
6 May 2016|
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Response from robc1234 | Reviewed this property |
They would prefer you not wear shorts. But I did not know until I got there so I did. No one said anything.