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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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Unusual temple very popular attraction.

Sadly being renovated when visited in October 2015 ,the works must be finished by now and well worth a visit to this replica one legged pagoda. It is just around the corner from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see and in vicinity of the Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum. It is located very pretty and very unusual. The Ho chi Minh house and palace and the neraby temple are worth a visit as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fascinating piece of architecture. Nestled behind the Museum is this interesting piece that rises out of the water on one pillar. It's a must see and all you need is to walk over after going through the Mausoleum Must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly being renovated when visited in October 2015 ,the works must be finished by now and well worth a visit to this replica one legged pagoda. It is just around the corner from Ho Chi Minh museum. ,

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my family of four kids to see this. While it has an interesting story, there is nothing special about it. The water around it is dirty and polluted and honestly that just made us all feel a little sad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this attraction on a city tour of Hanoi and had a very knowledgeable tour guide relate the story behind the pagoda and it's origins. Set in a beautiful garden, this pagoda is revered by local people as the place to pray for fertility and to bear male children. That it's been rehabilitated to its original structure post the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many travel guides list One Pillar Pagoda as an essential stop in Hanoi, and the Pagoda's history and the legend surrounding it definitely piqued my interest. However, upon arrival, we realized that the pagoda is quite small, and the long line of tourists and oppressive heat led to our decision to forgo closeup pictures with the statue of Quanyin inside.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing amazing, but it's within walking distance of the museum, the mausoleum, the temple of literature so if you must see, do visit. I guess it's worth checking offf your list.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caught the taxi to the complex and thought great time as the place was quiet and very few people around. Walked down street to the entrance and there it was. It is not the original but a rebuilt replica and looks new. In fact it looked like a kids cubby on top of a power pole. Took the time to... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pagoda is very beautiful in its architecture. Do not expect a gigantic pagoda. Look carefully at the details and the setting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't expect too much. The pagoda is in area of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and it is not the original pagoda. Too many tourist and nothing special.

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