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Address: Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺...

The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

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Nothing special, but close to Ho Chi Minh Museum

Just worth a photo while you are in the area. Compared to other pagodas, this one is really not special, but worth a very quick visit if you are visiting the Presidential Palace... read more

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CuriousTraveler007
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just worth a photo while you are in the area. Compared to other pagodas, this one is really not special, but worth a very quick visit if you are visiting the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Ferrara, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to see, even if not so exciting If you are travelling in South-East Asia, you will see full of Pagodas, so this one is nothing special, in our opinion

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

But so what? LOL. It's a tourist attraction. Near the Ho Chi Minh residence. Kind of boring. It's the kind of thing that once you've seen it, you don't need to see it again.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't impressed by this location. I didn't even bother go to up the stairs to the pagoda. It is very close to the Ho Chi Minh museum, and there are a few little souvenir and snack stands nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Pagoda as part of a wider tour of Hanoi. It was interesting but a very small attraction. I would suggest factoring it in with more sights rather than a destination on its own.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the spot of an ancient pagoda that I believe was burned down by the French before they abandoned Vietnam. So really what you are looking at is a reconstruction (I believe it was done in the 50's?). It isn't a must see, but as others have stated, if you're around the presidential complex, you might as well swing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lovely pagoda and the story of its origins is worth visiting after you pay your respects at the tomb of Ho Chi Minh.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's a one pillar pagoda. An interesting look if you're doing the circuit around the mausoleum and the museum. Neat little history. Neat to say you've seen a one pillar pagoda.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth spending around 1/2 hour if visiting the presential palace area. Pretty busy attraction. Nice Pagoda.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The area has multiple sites, one of which is the One Pillar Pagoda. Definitely worth a look if you are in the area.

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