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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 #46 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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 Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you're visiting the Ho Chi Minh museum you can pay it a visit, but it is not worth more trouble. Very small, surrounded by construction (at the time of visiting, nov 2014) and a bit crowded.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Considering how many temples and pagodas I have visited I was surprised at how small this pagoda was considering the 'must see' reviews. It is positioned in between HCM museum and mausoleum just incase you cant find it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had a different idea about this pagoda and though it would be an interesting place to visit. It is, in fact. But not as special as everyone says. Besides, it was under construction in the sorounding area and it was a litle caotic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The area is currently under construction - muddy, surrounded by construction work. The pillar has little charm as a result, and to be honest it's nice to look at but not really worth taking a huge detour for.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We were in the area so visited here. Was ok but is being renovated so mess everywhere. Might be worth a visit when finished

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You can be in and out of this place in a few minutes. In my opinion its nothing special at all. So if your thinking of getting a taxi there because your to far away to walk, you might want to skip this!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Lucky for me this was part of a day tour so i didnt have to find my way here myself. Place was under massive construction. From the entrance to footpaths to the pond on which the pagoda sat on, the whole place was being torn down and dusty. I think there was a temple in the compound, saw lotsa other... More

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Renovation work is still underway but you can now walk all the way around the pagoda and walk up steps to look in. Once all the work is completed I am sure it will be a setting of charm and atmosphere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A beautiful pagoda, but the surrounding space is under constitution which ruins it a bit. It is a nice space to get away from the noise of the cars!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

at the time of my visit (Sep2014)...., Everything was under renovation......even the walkways. The gift shop was under a large tin shack. Maybe after all the renovations are finished, it will be an attractive place to visit. It was like going to a construction zone with no hard hats..lol

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