Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)

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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wireless_in_CA
United States4,983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I stopped by this Buddhist pagoda on the way to Train Street.

It was a good size building with lots of greenery everywhere. Large urns with burning incense with statues and more plants filled the middle of the stairs.

I did not go inside as there seemed to be some preparations going on for a ceremony so I silently observed from the outside. The altar was a beautiful arrangement around a large golden Buddha statue. Smaller altars were setup on each side.

Towards the back there was a small store and stairs leading up to the next levels. Very quiet everywhere.

Worth a short stop if near the Police Museum or Hoa Loa Prison.
Written July 9, 2022
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Mehul Kirit Shah
Mumbai, India106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Colorado133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, WA2,481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Chris101111
Auckland, New Zealand1,082 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Happen to come across the temple when out walking, lovely and serene, locals use it regularly, it's well maintained and the Buddhas are ornate and colourful.
I would recommend it to visit.
Written July 20, 2015
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HugoColle
Evergem, Belgium1,020 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
A beautiful temple which is very peaceful once you enter. Not that big but very nice statues and ornaments here. Alot of locals using this temple for offerings and prayers. Still monks and nuns living here. Is called the Ambassadors pagode because in the earlier years it was a guesthouse for the ambassadors of the Budhist countries. Worth a stop..
Written June 14, 2015
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Leo D
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
vietnam has many pagodas and temples and Quan Su is one of the most important temples in the country. Constructed in the 15th century along with a small house for visiting Buddhist ambassadors, in 1934 it became the headquarters of the Tonkin Buddhist Association, and today it is headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation.
Since 1942, the pagoda has been restored and expanded many times with a larger and better architectural structure.
It's an active pagoda and usually thronged with worshippers; the interior is dim and smoky with incense.
Written January 29, 2015
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esopus35
Hyattsville, MD745 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had my rickshaw driver take me here. It was pretty empty. I loved the Temple with various shrines. When I was there they had large areas of flower petals spread on the ground. It made for some good photos.
Written July 4, 2014
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unREMb
Melbourne, Australia113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent around 15 minutes looking for the place with a map but were unable to recognize it despite passing it by on a few occasions. We had expected a pagoda but it was actually a temple. Bring a picture.
We entered it unknowingly and spent around 5 minutes looking around.
We didn't see any tourists but there were many locals offering prayers and incense.
Bring a guide as there were no English descriptions of the place.
Written February 25, 2013
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