We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

One Pillar Pagoda

Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District | Đội Cấn, Q Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
Improve this listing
As featured in 3 days in Hanoi
Ranked #40 of 96 attractions in Hanoi
Book a Tour

Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
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
Write a Review

219 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    33
    64
    93
    25
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Macquarie, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Pagoda itself is very nice but the surrounding area is under construction and therefore is incredibly loud and messy, which is not the atmosphere you would usually put with a place of worship. What a shame.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I don't want to put this attraction down with rating as it was useless seeing it at this stage. Can go see but it's all covered and water dirtied and construction gear everywhere. Still impressive from the standpoint it's on one pillar. Wish I came at a time it wasn't covered and looking beautiful as suggested by photos. If I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ghaziabad, India
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
129 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The One-Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) is located between the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. The pagoda was built in 1049 and resembles a giant lotus blossom. According to a legend, King Ly Thai To was childless and dreamt one night that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Goddess of Compassion), who handed him a baby... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This structure is very small but it is the symtom of Ha Noi. I heard a local talk the story about this Pagoda. A King of Vietnam dreamed a beautiful lotus which blossom which only one branch. After he woke up, he asked the fortuneteller and this person said this was a lucky signal. This was the reason of The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bathurst, Australia
Top Contributor
428 reviews 428 reviews
293 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

When I arrived here on 26 May it seemed closed, but one of the workers told me it was okay to go in. However, upon going in I found there wasn't much to see, as the main structure is under wraps during the restoration.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
109 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful old temple, a recommended visit. A remake of the thousand year old pagoda destroyed in 1954, built to resemble a lotus blossom.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Sadly at the time of our visit, the One Pillar Pagoda was a building site. It is part of the larger area that contains Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed One Pillar Pagoda also viewed

 

Been to One Pillar Pagoda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage One Pillar Pagoda, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing