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Quan Thanh Temple

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Address: Quan Thanh and Thanh Nien Sts., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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04-823-4378
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US$ 37.00*
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Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Hanoi Including Lunch
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US$ 99.00*
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Full-Day Hanoi Capital City Tour
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Half-Day Hidden Hanoi Small Group Tour

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Quan Thanh Temple dates to the 11th century and is dedicated to Xuan Wu, one of the principal deities in Taoism. The name roughly translates as Place of the Gods. This is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rayong, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot with beautiful gardens, lovely temple and so many photo opportunities. We strolled through the grounds and loved the turtle sculptures and the temples were filled with lots to see. We had a tranquil, enjoyable afternoon but noticed two tour buses arriving as we left so might be better to go early like we did.

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quan Thanh Temple dates to the 11th century and is dedicated to Xuan Wu, one of the principal deities in Taoism. The name roughly translates as Place of the Gods. This is one of four such temples which were built during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To facing four directions to protect Hanoi from malevolent spirits. Quan Thanh protects... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant, quiet break from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Great place for a stroll, enjoy the gardens, plants and flowers. Often groups of people, wedding parties, university graduates here for formal picture taking. You sometimes have to pass through a group of vendors at the front gate trying to sell trinkets or begging - just say no and pass... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a very quaint small temple. The unique thing about this temple is that it's located right in the city off of West Lake. Is it a must see, not really, if you want to learn a little about the local history or are a devout buddhist then stop by.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

It was quite a small temple and less people inside when we visited there. Entrance fee was 10,000VND per person.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

hot day just come here and look around it west like very close. pray if yoh wish.learn the history of the past.

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

If staying in the Westlake area of Hanoi or even if seeking out the best temples and pagodas to view then don't miss this location off your itinerary. It's rich tapestry of colour, size and splendor are well worth the visit and it is a peaceful place to be drawn to. The statue is awe inspiring, BIG and really takes... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is not really a must see, but if you are going to west lake anyway, no harm trying. Nothing much on west late anyway.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Quan Thanh Temple might be overlooked as just another temple in a Buddhist land. But this ancient sight deserves a walk on the grounds. As you walk through the stone gates, a sense of calm surrounds you. I do not recall hearing or noticing the traffic sounds on the other side of the stone walls. Or maybe those sounds just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Interesting old Chinese characters beautfully carved into the pillars and walls surrounded a solid bronze statue (impressively made underground). Worth a visit

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