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One Pillar Pagoda

Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District | Đội Cấn, Q Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #45 of 100 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

the one pillar pagoda is so cool! like a lotus, is over the water... if you are in Ha Noi, you have to go! and inside, in the garden, you can buy so many fruits!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A nice pagoda, beautiful from the inside, but I wouldn't say you shouldn't miss it. The gardens around it are beautiful- worth being there

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

They are refurshibing the surrondings so it's a bit messy and the pagoda is not impresive. If you have plenty of time have a look but don't to on purpose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Part of the grounds around the Ho Mausoleum sits the one pillar pagoda. Worth a stop while visiting Ho homes and the mausoleum.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have visited this beautiful place during my visit to Hanoi Vietnam. Temple and nice place with fantastic architecture..

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Viborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Vktour showed us a winderful pagoda in Hanoi. The one-legged pagoda was built in 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong. The pagoda looks like a lotus flower and is a thank you for him to have a son. Ho Chi Minh Museum is also worth a visit.Pagoda.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One pillar pagoda (also known as Dien Huu) is built on a single pillar, rising out in the middle of a pond, resembling a blossoming lotus bud- a symbol of purity in Buddhism. I was very eager to show my Chinese friends this unique piece of architecture, the symbol of the city during their short visit to Ha Noi. Yes,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

When visiting Vietnam, you will see a lot of pagodas, this one is located on the lake in the heart of Hanoi and therefore you cant really miss it. Its a nice addition to the view and I am glad I saw it, but would not have been upset if I could not fit in it. All in all if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Although it is under construction you can still visit the temple and take a few photos. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One Pillar Pagoda is a Hanoi landmark and well worth the visit, it's also a great photo stop, built of wood on a single stone pillar it is designed to resemble the lotus blossom, it is really very beautiful.

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