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Legend has it that Quan Thanh Temple was established during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Tran Vu, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle (see section on Animal...more
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Thanh Nien Street | Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
All reviews bronze statue west lake small entry fee spacious courtyard entrance gate break from the hustle and bustle truc bach lake local guide worth a visit vu century taoist deity gods reign dynasty cast
Watching the sun filter through the trees past the altars was beautifully peaceful. It was a bit disappointing that some of the street hawkers selling to tourists ventured inside, but otherwise, definitely worth a visit. They do charge an entry fee though, so be aware,...More
Established over a thousand years ago at the southern tip of West Lake, this old Taoist temple is dedicated to Huyen Thien Tran Vo; the deity who watches over the city.
Simple in comparison to it's contemporaries in other Asian countries, the single hall exhibits...More
This Taoist temple is named Place of the Gods. Built in the 11th century as one of 4 temples. This temple was to ward off malevolent spirits from the North and is surely worth a visit if for nothing else other than to admire it's...More
I just stopped for a moment to just walk inside this beautiful temple in Hanoi it's just about the walking distance from the Tranc Quoch Pagoda, the temple has a spacious courtyard and a small Altair for the people to perform their rituals the small...More
Our tour guide would have skipped this except that I caught that he had not taken us; so, he took us. I would not want to miss it. The bronze statute of Tran Vu was exceptional. This was Taoist and different from the Temple of...More
Your list is a very good itinerary for Hanoi, but you should not miss Hoa Lo, often called 'Hanoi Hilton' - the former French security prison, which was also used for the US prisoners of war. It is a very interesting museum... More
Your list is a very good itinerary for Hanoi, but you should not miss Hoa Lo, often called 'Hanoi Hilton' - the former French security prison, which was also used for the US prisoners of war. It is a very interesting museum.
In addition to the National Museum of art there are many fine galleries displaying contemporary art, including Gallery Apricot and Art Vietnam.