Chua Tran Quoc

Chua Tran Quoc, Hanoi

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
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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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timmind
Stevens Point, WI409 contributions
Mar 2020
On nice day, a leisurely walk along the bridge between Truc Bach an West Lake is a fine respite from the crowded streets of the old quarter. Enjoy this small complex, the tiny rock gardens are especially charming. Many photo ops.
Written March 25, 2020
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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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Nitin Tulsian
Noida, India115 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Well maintained Pagoda in Hanoi. One of the attractions in the Hop-on Hop Off bus plan and one can also go via Grab. Interesting perspective around the Law of Karma can be read on the board with illustration. They had a few orange plants with at least 100s of baby oranges in each of them.
Written May 30, 2022
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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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DazzlingSunflowerTravels
Johannesburg, South Africa274 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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Stuart B
Patong, Thailand217 contributions
May 2022
Very nice experience visiting this the oldest Pagoda in Hanoi.
Quiet and peaceful located next to the West Lake. No admission charge but interesting to see the whole area with great photo opportunities.
Luckily we had an English speaking tour guide, so we had lots of history and meanings about the site.
Written May 18, 2022
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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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LoBommer
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK1,492 contributions
Oct 2019
Nice historic temple right next to the lake, not a very large temple in size but it is in terms of historical importance. Truch Bach lake is on the other side of the road.
Not a great place to visit and a bit away from the city.
Written January 23, 2020
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Avid Traveler
Hyderabad, India204 contributions
Oct 2019
The place was easy to get to using Grab from the Old Quarter.
Be aware of the timings the pagoda is open, and plan your trip accordingly.
It was nice to understand and see one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi to understand their cultural significance.
The setting by the West Lake adds to the charm of the place.
It's a bit crowded, but, it's worth a visit.
Written March 6, 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,148 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I guess our problem was that we'd probably 'pagoda'd' out by the time we visited.

It's interesting to a point and looks good on photos. I'd visit if you're nearby but I'm not sure if I'd make a particular effort.
Written March 1, 2020
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