One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda
3.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,896 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Close to Ho chi min mausoleum
    This temple is unique for its structure. A temple stands by one pillar in a pond with lotus. This is another charm of Hanoi. We saw several local people visiting here and praying silently. We were bitten by mosquitoes here so better to be wear insecticide. We visited Ho chi min mausoleum after here since it’s close.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 24, 2023
  • r2thebizel
    Pattaya, Thailand3,126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One Pillar Padoga: Beautiful
    Again, the history and age of this place is what makes it special, as well as being quite unique in its own right. Close to the exit once you follow the path from the mausoleum and stilt house. Beautiful area to just be from the chaos of the city.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Lori M
    California1,884 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    right be the mausoleum and near another ornate temple so lots of bang for your buck
    the pagoda is cool to see, I didn't bother to go up the steps due to the heat and the line. in the vicinity is another temple which is very ornate and great for some pix. don't miss these since it's right in the area with the mausoleum.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand889 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in the area
    In the same area as the mausoleum and worth a visit if you are there. It is very small and my husband called it the pagoda on a stick. Had a squirrel in a tree that my son was more interested to watch. It is cute and has a line of people waiting to go up the stairs to pray. Had to go through the security and they take lighters and cigarettes off you and they had a huge pile on the counter. My husband went back in to get his when we were leaving and they just smiled.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 15, 2024
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DoctorDerm1
Winter Springs, FL280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Around the corner from the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is this lovely temple complex, made famous by this old small pagoda built on a tall column. Good photo from the right side of the pagoda. Our tour guide said inside is the only female Buddha statue in Vietnam. Take time to roam around the beautiful temple buildings. In one of them a Buddhist priest was singing the prayers.
Written March 2, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Not far from "Ba Dinh Square", "Ho Chi MInh Mausolem" and "Ho Chi Minh Museum", you will find "Chùa Môt Côt", as "One-Pillar Pagoda" is locally known. It was originally built by Emperor Lý Thái Tông, in 1049, and has been restored many many times along the centuries. Its last restoration dates from 1955, as it was severely destroyed by French Union Forces while withdrawing Vietnam after the First Indochina War. The three square meter wooden pagoda stands on a single stone pillar (1,25 m in diameter) in the middle of a pond and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The pagoda supposedly ressembles a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity, enlightenment and rebirth. Inside "One-Pillar Pagoda", Vietnamese Buddhist deity "Quam Am" is enshrined and brings blessings of fertility and health. Visiting the pagoda can be easily combined with other nearby attractions in the "Ho Chi Minh Complex". Dress properly, queue respectfully and be silent, as prayers take place continuously inside this beautiful small temple. Say a little prayer, burn an incense and may "Quam Am" bless your visit to Vietnam. Enjoy!
Written November 14, 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It gets mixed reviews. Why is it worth 5 stars for me...well it's unique. Unique in it's size and construction. Things don't have to be large to be grand. You will not find anything like this. I would say that after the mausoleum this is the second most important site to visit. All coach trips visit so it can get very busy, try to visit early or late in the day and it's far quieter.
Written November 29, 2022
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand889 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
In the same area as the mausoleum and worth a visit if you are there. It is very small and my husband called it the pagoda on a stick. Had a squirrel in a tree that my son was more interested to watch. It is cute and has a line of people waiting to go up the stairs to pray. Had to go through the security and they take lighters and cigarettes off you and they had a huge pile on the counter. My husband went back in to get his when we were leaving and they just smiled.
Written April 15, 2024
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The pagoda is located pretty near to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and is certainly worth a detour.

It's interesting (to a point) and very small. It only takes ten minutes to view so not worth a special trip but a shame to miss if you're in the area.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lee A
Hanoi, Vietnam10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Right behind the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is a beautiful ancient pagoda with unique architector stands for a lotus flower. It's pity that column now is concrete colum. It must have been made of wood in the old days. Just take 10mins to visit as it is rather small
Written March 16, 2023
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Elin L
Richmond Hill, Canada46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
It's a place of worship so we only stopped outside the pagoda. You'll only need 15 min or less at the site.
However, this is very close to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, so you can kill 2 birds with one stone.
Written January 21, 2020
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Guy T
London, UK700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Just behind the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a quaint, tranquil reconstructed Pagoda that also has a small temple behind.

Very pretty and peaceful.
The temple behind around a courtyard had a couple of altars with offerings, one had huge bouquets of flowers! Probably one of the prettier displays I've seen in Hanoi!
Very worth the 10 minutes to visit!
Written March 5, 2020
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Karthick_Madurai
Singapore, Singapore158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Its a small pagoda in a small lake like structure. Its right behind Ho Chi Minh Massoleum and The presidential palace.

Nothing great. Perhaps a good photo location
Written October 14, 2022
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Craig R
Yarrawonga, Australia2,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Is located in a small area between the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is the only place where you can but a drink, ice-cream or souvenirs, once you enter the Ho Chi Minh complex area. As such it can get very crowded there. It is well worth a look, and you can go inside if you want.
Written March 25, 2023
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