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Address: | Đội Cấn, Q Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Description: 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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we went here before visiting the nearby HCM museum. it was very crowded. i especially remember the soothing scent of burning incense. the story behind the building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Austin, TX
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we went here before visiting the nearby HCM museum. it was very crowded. i especially remember the soothing scent of burning incense. the story behind the building is interesting. only a small attraction, it can be done quickly and is worth a peek.

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In a tour we visited the One Pillar Pagoda. Luckily we did not go out of our way to see it but combined it with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Then it is quite nice to see, but not very impressive, certainly not nr. 1 Pagoda to see in Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The One Pillar Pagoda is often mentioned to be one of Hanoi's most beautiful pagodas. Every tourist guidebook mentions it as a must-see. It's more or less the number one sight in Hanoi. You HAVE to see it! Well, do you? It's basically only a pagoda standing on one pillar. While this surely is an interesting way to build a... More 

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I wish I had read the last post before visiting this pagoda. It would have made it much more interesting and understandable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The history behind this temple was most fascinating to me. Interesting to note that the childless Emperor married a peasant woman, who bore him a child which came to him in a dream. The architecture is most amazing considering how ancient this temple is. It is extremely small and reflects, for me, a token of dedication and gratitute. I was... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One Pillar Pagoda is the most unique architecture of Hanoi in particular Vietnam in general. Even through 1000 years One Pillar Pagoda still in Hanoi centre near Ho Chi Minh museum . In Vietnamese architectural history, the architectural style of the one pillar as One Pillar pagoda appeared before the Ly dysnasty. In the front of ths temple was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This Pagoda has a very interesting story behind it but it is pretty small and there are other, more interesting in the city. But worth a visit if you are visitng the museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You'll walk past it if you are walking around the presidential gardens. A nice looking structure but I'd be disappointed if I had gone out of my way to see it

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Haberfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Push your way to the top of the little flight of stairs and pop your deity in the box for Buddha. Nothing fancy, but has character.

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We happened upon this attraction after we visited Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Is is actually quite cute and reminded me of a tree house back in the States. For being so small there were many people there. I would never visit it alone but since I had just visited the Mausoleum, I figured why not?

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