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One Pillar Pagoda

Address: Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh District | Đội Cấn, Q Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum dropping by the One Pillar Pagoda is recommended. We spent 5 minutes taking a few photos and listening to the interesting history. The serenity is somewhat destroyed as the surrounding gardens are under full reconstruction. The fruit stall nearby sold the most amazing mango.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you are going to see the Memorial, then the one pillar pagoda is steps away and worth a peek. I wouldn't make a separate trip to visit this small attraction. When we were there, there was a lot of construction going on and there were not many people there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Was here few days ago and it is under restoration and still.. Located inside the area of the Mausoleum and HCM museum so you can just stop by to take a peek before going to the museum..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

All a bit underwhelming. The French destroyed the original one on their way out of the country in an act of spite. It was restored In the 50's. But not worth spending the time to visit it (also, hard core earth moving works going on right next to it)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is in the same complex as the Ho Chi Minh memorial/museum. It is worth a quick look whilst you are in the area, but at present there is lots of building work going on around it so if you are looking to visit a serene temple then this is not the thing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Be careful - the surrounding area is under construction. Bricks, concrete, heaps if demolished masonry, etc. But worth a look with it's charming Oriental architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The unique pagoda is located in the western part of the city, near Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ong Ich Khiem St., Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. one pillar pagoda means long lasting happiness and good luck. it is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi but the One-Pillar Pagoda reflects the architectural splendour that the country has grown.it is like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is worth walking by if you're in the area - and since there are a couple of other attractions right around it you probably will be. Not much to see, but unusual enough it's worth a swing by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Even everything around is under construction, I wouldn't miss stopping by. The place is tiny but sens with a lot of power and remeber: life is under construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There is an interesting story of dreams/fertility relating to this that makes a king very happy in 1049 - nice story - it was being fixed when saw it - just to look and move on.

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