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Address: Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺...

The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

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Good add-on to visit to Ho Chi Minh House and Mausoleum

The pagoda itself was interesting in its symbolic representation of a lotus flower, hence the one pillar, but it is relatively new as it was reconstructed after the French... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Warrington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very unusual sight. Lovely gardens with great photo opportunities.There is also a secret temple that's worth a look. There are the usual stalls selling whatever you need.I found that the sellers are not pushy. Lots to buy but no hassle.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pagoda itself was interesting in its symbolic representation of a lotus flower, hence the one pillar, but it is relatively new as it was reconstructed after the French destroyed it in 1954. It is important as well as it is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, though not on the same scale as others in Asia.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's located just next to the Mausoluem.. if you are short of time.. you could choose to give this a miss.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was the place connected to Ho Chi Minh Museum. Even though nothing much to see, people said that couples who wanted a baby could pray at that pagoda.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a very simple pagoda, but kind of cute... A little taste of the type of buddhism you find in Vietnam...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see in Hanoi. The setting is quite beautiful. This place attracts huge crowds. Good place to do some shopping for souvenirs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have 10 or so minutes to fill, pay it a visit, it is well hidden passed the shops in the Ho Chi Minh museum area It is quite small but looks Ohio Be aware you will get annoyed by shop owners

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to have a stroll around, small market stall in the area for souvioners. Some history here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pagoda is advertised as an amazing attraction but in our view, it was a little disappointing. There were queues of people trying to get up the steps but when they got to the top, they saw just a small altar/shrine and then turned round quickly and came back down again. The structure of the pagaoda was quite interesting but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this only mildy interesting to visit as there are more impressive pagodas to visit in vietnam. Only went there was it was near the museum. There are some shops there and shady trees so you can site and have a rest or drink under some nice tree and view the pagoda which was enjoyable.

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