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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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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
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
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.
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
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