Chua Tran Quoc
Chua Tran Quoc
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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
About
Chùa Trấn Quốc (or Tran Quoc Pagoda) is located beside the dazzling West Lake, on Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi. Particularly, it is seated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between the two most romantic lakes of Hanoi: West Lake and Truc Bach Lake.
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  • S Sewpersad
    Durban, South Africa5,012 contributions
    Serene and Peaceful
    Visited the Tran Quoc Pagoda during our city tour of Vietnam. I found it to be peaceful and serene. Was amazed by the rich and colourful tapestry of Vietnamese spirituality and offerings made. Being the oldest Pagoda, it was well maintained. There were worshippers and Priests praying and it had a calming effect on us. Enjoyed this visit as the first stop of the morning.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 27, 2023
  • Lee A
    Hanoi, Vietnam16 contributions
    Tranquil and serene
    This beautiful and peaceful is one of the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. It is centrally located on a small island on West lake. The pagoda is well-maintained and clean. You can enjoy the beautiful view, breath-taking fresh air and take as many photos as you can except the worship areas.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary4,525 contributions
    Small pagoda
    Unexpected small pagoda than I expected. Hoped thatI will see it from distance. Reality is bit different, it was smaller, almost covered by trees and I would miss it if not having map in mobile. You can connect visit with walk around the lakes, very close mausoleum. Restaurants available around Truc Bach lake. It is nice stop when you pass by
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 8, 2023
  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,903 contributions
    Prettiest Pagoda/Temple in my Opinion
    Chua Tran Quoc was the prettiest temple/pagoda I visited while in Hanoi. The Pagoda itself was stunning to look at, the grounds of the temple were very nice as well. I loved the little island, with the palm trees, vibrant colors, and unique architecture. Chua Tran Quoc is a must visit. The only negative thing about this attraction is the lake surrounding the island is in bad shape! Full of dead fish and trash. The city needs to do something about it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • André K
    Hefei, China285 contributions
    Beautiful pagoda at lake
    Beautiful pagoda situated at West Lake. If you are interested in religious sites this would maybe be interesting. For me it was an very average place to visit to kill time in Hanoi. Nice restaurants and bars close by to enjoy a beer.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Vishal M
    Mumbai, India38 contributions
    Peaceful Vibes....
    This Pagoda is quiet the stunner in the scenery that it is set in beside the lake. It was pleasant surprise to know that India had given the tip of the Pagoda fairly recently as a gift. There is very peaceful vibe to the whole would suggest that you take some time to stroll around the place in the early evening to really develop a real appreciation for the whole setting. Make sure to visit this place and keep it in your itinerary.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 19, 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,756 contributions
    Hanoi's most beautiful Temple
    I really recommend and encourage travelers to come and visit this Temple. It's not in the prime tourist area, but only a short 10 min Grab drive. It has a beautiful location on a tiny island on Hanoi's West Lake, linked with a causeway to a pretty busy road. Apart the beautiful scenery around, Tran Quoc is really a nice Temple, with a 11-story Pagoda holding important relics.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 11, 2024
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
May 2019
A very nice place to visit in Hanoi. Can easily see the pagoda from outside. It is also the best place to take photo to the pagoda. The architectures inside are well maintained. We can felt the peaceful surrounded although there were lot of tourists around. At the other side of the pagoda there is a beautiful seascape view to the west lake. We really like this place very much. Recommended to pay a visit if you are there.
Written April 5, 2020
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julia b
60 contributions
Nov 2019
This pagoda is very beautiful with lovely Buddha statues and bonsai trees all over the grounds. inside the temple there are many pieces of fine art and pictures of past and present monks. Within the grounds there are also large boards with different depictions of Karma situations, such as what will happen if you exploit some one or something for monetary gain, which is interesting as outside the pagoda there are people selling animals for offerings to the gods. It was upsetting seeing huge turtles with holes drilled into their shell to tie them down and hundreds of birds in small cages.
Written February 5, 2020
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Rbansal2014
New Delhi, India348 contributions
Jan 2023
A very nice holy, spiritual, peaceful temple, with multiple shrines.
We visited during the day time and it was a peaceful experience even though right outside the temple the traffic was at its peak.
We spent about an hour soaking in the great aura this place has, it is clean and maintained well. There is no entry fee here however you can donate money in the drop boxes located inside the temple.
Written January 11, 2023
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Vishal M
Mumbai, India38 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This Pagoda is quiet the stunner in the scenery that it is set in beside the lake. It was pleasant surprise to know that India had given the tip of the Pagoda fairly recently as a gift. There is very peaceful vibe to the whole would suggest that you take some time to stroll around the place in the early evening to really develop a real appreciation for the whole setting. Make sure to visit this place and keep it in your itinerary.
Written November 19, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,756 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
I really recommend and encourage travelers to come and visit this Temple. It's not in the prime tourist area, but only a short 10 min Grab drive.
It has a beautiful location on a tiny island on Hanoi's West Lake, linked with a causeway to a pretty busy road. Apart the beautiful scenery around, Tran Quoc is really a nice Temple, with a 11-story Pagoda holding important relics.
Written February 11, 2024
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Tassie Carly
6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Absolutely stunning pagoda. Beautifully maintained and set in a great location. Opportunity for some lovely photos.

Unfortunately security is very poor meaning many people were not respecting the conservative dress code. Also one man got me to fill out a survey for his tourism students then proceeded to hassle me for a donation to Vietnam Red Cross. He quickly disappeared when I firmly said no but it was such as shame for him to be doing that at a sacred site.
Written September 22, 2022
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DazzlingSunflowerTravels
Johannesburg, South Africa286 contributions
Apr 2020 • Friends
Important note: Please dress conservative when visiting temples.

Trấn Quốc Pagoda is the oldest and largest pagoda (temple). Located on the West Lake. The temple dates back to the 6th century which is more than 1,450 years old. The pagodas are mostly built with red bricks and paint because in Chinese and Vietnamese culture, red symbolizes luck and prosperity. Here's to prosperity...

Inside the temple is tranquil and calming. The views are beautiful from the temple.

There are lots of street vendors outside the temple and it's buzzing with Hanoi's fast paced energy.

Late review from 2017
Written March 18, 2021
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LondonE3Traveller
London, UK1,400 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Nice pagoda that’s worth visiting along with Quan Thanh Temple which is about 5 minutes walk away. We visited on an open top bus tour but it’s also within walking distance of the old quarter / Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex. There’s a small temple at the back of the pagoda.
Written November 23, 2022
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,903 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Chua Tran Quoc was the prettiest temple/pagoda I visited while in Hanoi. The Pagoda itself was stunning to look at, the grounds of the temple were very nice as well. I loved the little island, with the palm trees, vibrant colors, and unique architecture. Chua Tran Quoc is a must visit. The only negative thing about this attraction is the lake surrounding the island is in bad shape! Full of dead fish and trash. The city needs to do something about it.
Written October 13, 2023
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John Ceasar
New York City, NY3 contributions
Dec 2019
My friend and I took a yellow hop on hop off bus to have a fine trip around Hanoi, this pagoda is one of the bus's stops. We found that this one is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. The Buddhist architecture is outsanding. On the front of the pagoda, there is a stupa which has 11 floors and is 15m tall. Love the tranquil atmosphere here. Highly recommend for cultural lover!
Written January 7, 2020
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