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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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Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw this on our city tour and it was very interesting. It is a beautiful building and it is amazing that it is all built around one pillar into the lake.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chezmelbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice structure and history! Pretty unique structure! Its right behind the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum! Could visit if you're in the area!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vivienng422
Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting historical spot to visit. One pillar pagoda seems to be a small Buddhist temple on top of a pond. People climb the stair to reach its altar and pray. There are several benches in the surrounding quiet park. But the most interesting place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Berenice A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The pagoda is in the grounds of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum so the visit is not a waste of time, but really 5 mins is plenty for most people.The site is very uninspiring. The pagoda is small, rebuilt (so not old at all) and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arty1st
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, I have never seen a pagoda like that before I will come back with my friends. Really love VietNam

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chic2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Pagoda is in the precinct of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is obviously of importance to the Vietnamese people but as a tourist attraction it is really disappointing. The original architecture is spoilt by what appears to be a modern concrete pier on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KeithNH2016
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

A famous temple in Hà Nội, this is a special temple in the world. This pagoda is associated with the history of the vietnammese people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fearless51502830338
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This one pillar Pagoda stands in the Mausoleum complex. As the story goes the King built the Pagoda as Thanksgiving for birth of his son after a long time. Hence it is associated with fertility. Tourists offer flowers and incense stick praying for fertility.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank puchka
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

The pagoda is close to the presidential residence and Mausoleum and was built between 1028 and 1054 during kung My Thai Tong with prayers to have a child. The Pagoda is like giant lotus flower in bloom in the middle of a pond and supported...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Avinash Chandra A
Reviewed 23 November 2018

More like a very private pagoda. Slightly small for more or less people. Steep steps make ascending up to the prayer hall quite challenging to elderly. Otherwise very suitable for praying sessions

Date of experience: November 2018
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The Ngoc ha market comprises of shops along the streets.