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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 #43 of 94 attractions in Hanoi
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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
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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

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Ghaziabad, India
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110 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Bathurst, Australia
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268 helpful votes 268 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.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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53 helpful votes 53 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This pagoda was designed with unique architecture, was built by wooden structure. It was like a lotus growing the center of lake, looked like simple but beautiful. Water in the lake was calm, made peaceful space.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Yes,, the place was small, but around this place many stalls sell souvenirs, not just keychains and magnets but the handmade card 3D and many many more. Many souvenirs can be bought :)

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Lordgin1
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One Pillar Pagoda is a very beautiful and serene but small site to visit. Within steps of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It's a ten minute visit with good photo opportunities and a paid opportunity to enter the Pagoda for prayer. Visit the Pagoda as an addition to other sites but do not spend the whole day just visiting this... More

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Dallas, Texas
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Made sure I visited the One Pillar Pagoda while I was on the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex. It was a Friday, so was not very crowded. Unique architecture, and worth a visit.

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