Quan Thanh Temple

Quan Thanh Temple, Hanoi

Quan Thanh Temple
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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
About
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 Symbolism below). Quan Thanh Temple (Den Quan Thanh) is located at the crossroads of Thanh Nien Street and QuanThanh Street, near West Lake, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi. Built during the reign of King Ly Thai To (1010-1028) and renovated many times, the temple is also called Tran Vu temple, since it is dedicated to Huyen Thien Tran Vu (Guardian of the North of the Country). QuanThanh temple is an important historical and cultural place in Hanoi.
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1-2 hours
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Guy T
London, UK680 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A modest looking temple from outside but beautiful on the inside, with a 4m tall bronze statue inside the temple.
Lots of pretty statues on the courtyard and cost 30,000 VND (£1) definitely worth stopping by on the way past.
I would even make the trip just to see it!
Written March 5, 2020
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CarSteHolden
Manchester, UK391 contributions
May 2019
We visited this temple whilst using the Hop on Hop off bus. Easy to find and worth a visit if you are in the area. Small entrance fee. Quite small so will only take you 20 minutes or so to see. They also have a small art shop. We bought a great picture whilst we were there.
Written February 6, 2020
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Emilie G
Montrouge, France1,506 contributions
Dec 2019
Worth visiting if you're in the west of Hanoi. It is a taoist temple and it is nice and peaceful and in good condition. The entrance ticket is cheap (10k vnd) and it does not take too long to visit it.
Written January 27, 2020
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betteskid
Boston, MA928 contributions
Nov 2019
I visited here during a recent trip to Hanoi. I have visited quite a few temples in SE Asia and this one was nice but not the most memorable. The history of the place is interesting and the decorations are very nice. If you have time, I would stop here or if you have not had the chance to visit temples in Vietnam, I would definitely go.
Written February 8, 2020
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Pedro Raffainer
Madrid, Spain18 contributions
Nov 2019
A must visit. Top 3 most beautiful temple in Hanoi. It has a very interesting antiques shop in the back of the temple.
Written June 24, 2020
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Egle K
Vilnius, Lithuania78 contributions
Feb 2020
Very authentic and breath taking place. Very quiet inside, you can feel spirit of ancient. One of must see places in Hanoi
Written February 17, 2020
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tevin_mitchel375
Austria6 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
This is a small but beautiful Taoist temple. The huge bronze statute of Tran Vu was exceptional. There are many amazing wooden structures in the temple were carved skilfully with different shapes and patterns such as four sacred animals, fish, fir trees…. We enjoyed the spacious and charming landscapes here, relax and find out the ancient and romantic beauty of Hanoi! Be sure to go into the various buildings to see some the ornate items on display.
Written October 9, 2015
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Matt K
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
Absolutely beautiful! Although busy, you must spend some time here, and you will feel the energy. To zone out from the hustle and bustle, you can find some inner peace. A very special and significant temple. Respect what you see and sense....you will walk away feeling like you had just been blessed.
Written March 7, 2013
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Julie B
Hanoi, Vietnam30 contributions
Jan 2012 • Couples
Quan Thanh Temple is a beautiful temple. There is such serenity about the temples when you go to visit them. Just watching the people and seeing the wonderful architecture and devotion is wonderful to see. Well worth the visit
Written April 11, 2012
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia13,209 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
For a small fee (10,000 VND ea) we entered a peaceful haven, that seemed far away from the traffic chaos outside, the grounds have plenty of seating in the shade of banyan trees, to enjoy the peace and tranquility.
Written February 6, 2019
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