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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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Some times the story behind the One Pillar Pagoda is better that the actual building its self. I an OK visit. Not a must see.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some times the story behind the One Pillar Pagoda is better that the actual building its self. I an OK visit. Not a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the staple attractions for tourist in Hanoi that means it is crowded! Try to go late afternoon when there are less people! or have a quick look before you go to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and decide which one you do first depending on the crowds!

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Armidale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The One Pillar Pagoda was built nearly 1000 years ago, standing on one pillar in a fish pond, it is said to bring boy children to those who want them ..... all Vietnamese men! When compared to Australia's caucasian history this is just so ancient!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw this pagoda as part of our walking tour of the Ho Chi Minh Palace Gardens. We had a little wait to get to see the vibrant Buddha shrine, but it was well worth the time. It sits on a single pillar that is anchored in a small pond. There is s small staircase to walk-up to the pagoda,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This makes for a nice pic, and very close to Ho Chi Minh museum and mausoleum if you want to combine activities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is built of wood on a single stone pillar and is designed to look like a lotus flower. It was very popular however please note you have to be modestly dressed to go into the pillar. It is a beautiful building that was rebuilt after the `french destroyed the original in 1954. The surrounding gardens are lovely to rest... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a quick look at this little pagoda in a small pond supported by one pillar- hence its name I guess! A small diversion when visiting the HCM Mausoleum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take care - it is very easy to miss. The pagoda is easily accessible and as you remain outside there is less restrictions on your apparel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not find this particularly interesting but maybe I missed something. It is something you see while passing but to call it an attraction, hmm

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was super busy so didn't manage to get any photos of the pagoda by itself, rather with lots of tourists sitting on it etc. Wouldn't go out of my way to see it. There are places around it to buy a cool drink if you are thirsty, as well as some souvenir shops.

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