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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 #44 of 91 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...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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 Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The fact that it was beeing renovated when I was there might contribute to the fact that I didn't like it so much. It wasn't a peacefull place, as many other pagodas. It was just a small pagoda standing on a pillar in a small lake,

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Brno, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Dont go there as the place is under reconstruction and also the lake is dirty. Yes, pagoda itself is nice and unique, but you cannot enjoy it...

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Derby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A peaceful Pagoda on the lake with plenty of interesting things to see. A pleasant short walk from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A square to the rear has other places of worship. It's worth having a guide to make the best of you visit here.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It's within walking distance from HCM mausoleum. It was under repairs when I was there. But still can take an awesome picture as it stands bright under the sun while surrounded by trees. A must visit after Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is right now under repairs, yet people could access the main point to pray, wish or meditate. There were many visitors, as it is right near the HCM Mausoleum, where every tourist is brought to.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The pagoda is within walking distance from Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum. Apart from the fact it is rather unique being on one pillar, I wouldnt put myself out to visit it. It is very small. The surrounding area was under construction when in force- take care!

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서울특별시, 대한민국
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

when my guide took me there, I was just stunned to be there, because, it is just small pavilion supported by cement legs!!! however, when I heard the background of this pavilion's foundation, hum, maybe it is worth to feel Vietnamese history.. One of the King who did not have a child met a girl at country side after a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is just a small temple. Nothing special and nothing much in the surrounding area. Construction is in progress. It is very close to Ho Chi Min Mausoleum and Presidential Palace. Just go and have a look, it only take your 5 minutes there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

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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