One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda
3.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 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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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
A symbol of Buddhist faith in Hanoi!
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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bhodgkinson
Preston, UK244 contributions
Nice Pagoda!
Sep 2019 • Solo
Visited whilst at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A small but nice Pagoda - a good little photo opportunity.
Written June 20, 2020
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André K
Uitenhage, South Africa173 contributions
Nothing spectacular
Mar 2020
Nice place to visit but nothing spectacular unless your are into Eastern Religious sites. It does make a lovey back drop for a photo.
Written April 15, 2020
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Dionne T
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Sightseeing
Feb 2020
Worth a trip. Historic and beautiful. Warning - do not buy something out of the shops around it. They charge much more than double the regular price.
Written March 8, 2020
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Guy T
London, UK675 contributions
A secret gem!
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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DoctorDerm1
Winter Springs, FL252 contributions
Lovely temple complex
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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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,140 contributions
Interesting symbol of Hanoi
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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Lauren
United Kingdom727 contributions
Quick stop
Mar 2019
Lovely little picturesque pagoda, that is certainly worth a quick stop. Doesn't take long to climb the steps to have a look at the shrine, and as there are lots of other tourists also waiting for a look, turn around time is quite quick.
Written February 25, 2020
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Michael W
Redding, CT881 contributions
Quick visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
We popped in to visit this site as it is close to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. It’s a very pretty setting with pond and gardens and doesn’t take very long at all to see all of.
Written February 14, 2020
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Terry H
Seattle, WA770 contributions
Interesting lore behind the pagoda.
Jan 2020
This historic Buddhist Temple was built by an Emperor in the 11th century. Childless, he had dreamt he had a son. Later marrying, he did indeed have a son and built the pagoda to honor this event.

Interesting.
Written February 10, 2020
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