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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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Worth a visit when combined with something else in this area of Hanoi.

We asked our hotel to book a taxi to the One Pillar Pagoda. They must have assumed this was a mistake with the taxi dropping us off at Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. We needed to ask... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We asked our hotel to book a taxi to the One Pillar Pagoda. They must have assumed this was a mistake with the taxi dropping us off at Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. We needed to ask directions from other tourists to get to the Pagoda. It is small and on its own not worth a taxi ride. However it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A fascinating slice of old Vietnam. While it is sad that this amazing little building was destroyed as the French left, it is notable that it has been restored to its former glory. Many locals spent some time praying here, so make sure to respect their privacy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Popular with worshipers, more so than tourists. Quiet beautiful setting. Almost a part of Ho Chi Minh Memorial. Comes with a pretty lotus lake with fish.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Enchanting place. Very unique and impressive. The beautiful environment, is a place a little hidden and there are few tourists. Nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The pagoda is small, and people have to queue to pray in it. But it is surrounded by beautiful yet small lotus pond. A good place to visit and take photos, it's near to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. If you had a second thought of visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, you can visit this pagoda as it's situated along the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very near to Ho Chi Minh Memorial, this pagoda is very small, rested on a sigle pillar. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

its quite stunning to see how they made 1 Pillar Pagoda its cool inside even on a hot day may house single family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, we visited the pagoda. It's nice but very small. It's a good visit if you are already near

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One Pillar Pagoda is a popular attractions in Hanoi located between the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Its unique design is of a three square meter wooden structure resembling a “lotus blossom”, the Buddhist symbol of Enlightenment, also Vietnamese national flower. The pagoda is a perfect place to sit and relax after a long tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very unusual one pillar pagoda located in the middle of a pond, small staircase leading up to the shrine inside - which you can view but not enter. The history behind this very cute pagoda is interesting - the pagoda reminds me of a Vietnamese Wendy house placed on a pillar in the middle of a pond - or what... More 

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