Phu Tay Ho

Phu Tay Ho, Hanoi

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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
more authentic
Nov 2019
if you are to visit some temples in Hanoi, this one is more authentic as less touristic then many of the downtown places. located on the lake with a nice view, it is a quiet place to see locals praying and bringing offerings.
Written November 8, 2019
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,045 contributions
No, Not a Tourist Spot But a Bit of Real Life
Dec 2018 • Solo
It's disappointing to see so many negative reviews of this place based on its distance from other tourist attractions - or that there are no snack bars en route. Actually, the lakefront is lined with coffee shops and restaurants if you look around enough. As for the temple itself, it's quite beautiful with stunning architecture. And, unlike many of the tourist attractions downtown, this temple is active with worshipers. So, if you're looking for a real experience, this is a great place to come. And, while you're there, there are plenty of seafood restaurants in the area.
Written December 24, 2018
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KellyS3210
Norfolk, UK676 contributions
Nothing special
Aug 2018
Completely away from tourists (and a very, very long walk from west lake pagoda - took about an hour) the temple was small and quiet - but nothing special. There are much nicer and more impressive temples in the city. It was at least free to enter. As it’s summer the lake around the temple absolutely stank of sewage and there was litter and dead fish floating on the surface - not a pleasant place to sit down and relax. There is nowhere to buy a drink for the majority of the walk as it is all apartments so ensure you take plenty if you do decide to go. Personally, I don’t think it’s worth the walk and putting up with walking next to the disgusting lake.
Written August 3, 2018
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vampslayer01
Christchurch, New Zealand1,275 contributions
Great To See
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a really good local temple and is very peaceful, great to see and have a look around the area and spend some time in peaceful reflection
Written September 15, 2017
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maxscuba
Milano736 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2016 • Couples
It is far from the city centre, located by Tay Ho lake.
Dedicated to the Mother Goddesses, it boosts a spiritual feeling.
Not so many tourists here (unless on weekends), it allows you to spend a couple of hours enjoying the atmosphere.
Don't miss the bat-shaped gong.
Written December 28, 2016
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MartynC_HK
Hong Kong, China339 contributions
Very good local working temple
Jul 2016 • Couples
We came here as part of a days tour with Hanoi Vespa Tours. The temple initially looks like a traditional Chinese Buddhist temple but it is actually dedicated to the Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh. It is one of the main temples in Hanoi and very popular with the locals seeking good fortune in business and gambling.

This is a working temple and we did not see that many tourists, just lots of locals. Plenty of food and drink stalls and hardly any tourist stalls.

Worth a visit and worth a walk round the lake nearby.
Written August 10, 2016
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JasonNguyen24
Hanoi, Vietnam141 contributions
Great for visit
Jul 2016 • Solo
I came here twice because I really love it. First time I went with one guide in novntravel.com and 2nd time I went by myself. They sell a lot of food along the way to get in the temple. If you are foreigners, it is worth for seeing because u will not see many tourists here, only for locals. I heard that when someone praying for something here, they will get what the god blessing as they want. I also did that here. Very interesting
Written August 5, 2016
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TravelWorkTravelWork
New Haven, CT18 contributions
One of the great temples to visit in Hanoi
Mar 2016
Phu Tay Ho is one of the famous temples in Hanoi. This temple dedicated to Mother Goddesses and it locates near Lake Tay Ho, hence the name. We like the golden buffalo in the courtyard as soon as you enter the gate. Street peelers sale all kind of finger foods, drinks, souvenirs, etc. in front of the temple Some of them will follow you until you buy something from them.
Written March 26, 2016
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xfooey
Brooklyn, NY2,015 contributions
I think we were the only tourists there. Off the beaten path and a non tourist view of Hanoi
Feb 2016 • Couples
Only saw locals here. Streets are lined with food vendors and fortune tellers, no tourist tchotchke being hawked. Packed with locals. Very worthwhile visit. On Hoy Tay (West) Lake. Bit out of the way, but a breeze to get to on motorbike. Here's the GPS coord: 21°3'22.69"105°49'11.07"
Written February 27, 2016
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
Tey Ho Temple
Nov 2015 • Friends
This interesting temple located on the shores of West lake, is dedicated to the Mother Goddesses. West lake has several temples located by the lake but this one seems to be very popular. What is also interesting is the short walk from the road towards the temple. The walkway has many stalls that sell offerings for worshippers to leave at the altars. It is interesting to see what you could purchase as offerings besides incense. There are also many food stalls offering tasty Vietnamese dishes. The temple itself appears freshly painted and is quite striking in appearance. This temple is in an ideal scenic location and taking a short walk around the lake makes the visit more appealing.
Written January 3, 2016
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