Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)

Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su), Hanoi

Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)

Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)
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This pagoda, often used in official ceremonies and meetings, is all that’s left of a 15th century hall that burned down.
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R M
Savannah, GA286 contributions
Bit of peace
Jun 2019 • Solo
I went here to just get a little peace of mind after doing lots of war tourist stuff. Very beautiful space, tranquil and many locals going in and out. Very glad I went.
Written June 8, 2019
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Rachel P
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom44 contributions
Lovely and tranquil
Aug 2017 • Family
A lovely tranquil temple which was a wekcome relief after the emotion of visting Hoa Lo Prison nearby. It's free to enter and well worth a visit. The decoration is incredible and almost sensory overload but it is offset by the calmness of the place.
Written June 4, 2018
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Mehul Kirit Shah
Mumbai, India104 contributions
Buddhist Community Headquarter
Dec 2017 • Friends
The monk who hosted the temple then, had corridors built, statues painted, and bell made. The front palace is dedicated to Buddha and the rear palace is dedicated to the king of the Ly Dynasty.
Written February 4, 2018
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explor246
Colorado127 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful
Oct 2017 • Friends
It was great to have a private tour guide. He explained how pagoda and temples vary, the budas, the alters, etc. And answered a lot of our questions. Highly recommend a tour guide (and they are so inexpensive to hire).
Written November 6, 2017
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R K L
Seattle, WA2,300 contributions
It survived...
Mar 2017 • Couples
The Ambassador's Pagoda (also known as Quan Su Pagoda) had a noticeably serene and peacefully atmosphere, even while it was full of worshippers when we visited. Originally, the pagoda was built specifically to welcome ambassadors from neighboring countries who were all Buddhists. It survived over centuries when other pagodas met with destruction and has served as the Headquarters of the Vietnamese Buddhism Association since the mid-18th century. Visitors were welcome and encouraged to purchase some incense and offer prayers. To do so was actually quite liberating.
Written November 5, 2017
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j-curv
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK256 contributions
Peaceful Find
May 2017 • Couples
A beautiful piece of architecture and cultural history that has survived despite the numerous conflicts over the centuries.

This is well worth a visit, for its tranquility alone. On the day we called in there was some kind of ceremony and access was limited to the external perimeter courtyard nonetheless it was worth a wander around this area.
Written May 9, 2017
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
an old buddhist temple
Sep 2016 • Friends
it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing theirs prayers. it is calm and a strong smell of incense.
Written October 4, 2016
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BrockDaBadger
Texas2,471 contributions
Lady Monks (Sangha) Chanting When I Visited
Jul 2016 • Solo
This pagoda has some history and is just around the corner from the Hoa Lo Prison (aka the Hanoi Hilton). When I arrived I could hear chanting and when I looked inside there were probably 40 Sangha monks chanting. Small area but a pleasant and free attraction.
Written July 18, 2016
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RET2246
Northallerton, UK47 contributions
Lovely little find
Jun 2016
A lovely, quiet temple. If you're visiting the prison which is just up the road this is definitely worth a visit, especially following the gloom of the prison this is a peaceful heaven. There are still monks in the temple and plenty of locals coming in to worship. Depending on your level of religion it takes between 10-30 mins to look around.
Written June 20, 2016
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seanworc
New York City, NY639 contributions
Little Jewel Box Pagoda
Jan 2016
This is an 17th century temple with an entrance gate in Ha Noi. It was built by visiting Buddhist ambassadors who called on the then emperor of Viet Nam. It is reportedly the central HQ of Buddhism in Viet Nam. It is an active temple so there will be many worshippers paying homage here. A quick stop , maybe 30 minutes. It is not a complex such as the Temple Of Literature or the Lama Temple in Beijing. Went in March, 2013.
Written January 4, 2016
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