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Address: But Thap, Dinh to, Bac Ninh Province, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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A rare purely ancient pagoda

The history of this Pagoda is nearly 700 years ago but it was completely finished building in 17th century, which is more than 400 years ago. In short, you will love the Pagoda if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daty L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this Pagoda is nearly 700 years ago but it was completely finished building in 17th century, which is more than 400 years ago. In short, you will love the Pagoda if you are an ancient architect addicted like me. The story is very interesting, the place is in a rural area of Bac Ninh province (nest to... More 

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Thank Daty L
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2015

I've been here with my friends quite often. It is very old pagoda, nice traditional construction from Vietnamese people. Very impressive! If you have time please go here. It takes you around 40 minutes by taxi to get here from Hanoi. I recommend you spend 1 day for But Thap Pagoda and also Dong Ho painting village with Phat Tich... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed September 2, 2015

Chua But Thap is hidden away in a very seclusive and rural part of the Bac Ninh province. I don't think the temple is currently active because I don't see any sign of monks and worshipers, but rather is displaced as a living museum. Regardless, Chua But Thap is definitely a rare gem, exemplary architectural work of Vietnamese Buddhist temple.... More 

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Thank pqphan
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is apparently the oldest pagoda in vietnam. It has an amazing history so best go with a guide to tell you all about it. Many people were there praying and leaving offerings. Right on the river, so a bonus was catching a breeze whilst walking around.

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Thank Jeanette O
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed February 26, 2015

Situated on the dike of the Duong River, Dinh To Commune, Thuan Thanh District, Bac Ninh Province.The pagoda was built in 17th century, according to "Noi Cong Ngoai Quoc" architectural style and includes 10 buildings spread over 100m, from the three-entrance gate to the bell-tower and back house. Two towers, 10m high Ton Duc and 13m high Bao Nghiem, are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2015

Bút Tháp Pagoda is a quite untouched pagoda and it has a big architecture scale of North Delta.the architecture of the pagoda is mainly the internal attack with outside support style. All the monuments face the South, traditional architecture of the Vietnamese. The pagoda is balanced in the centre area but very natural in the surrounding area.

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1 Thank Leo D
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed November 4, 2014

The ancient Pagoda features unique highlights of vietnamese architecture; one of few pagodas that still remain the original appearance during highs and lows of the history. You can contact the Hanoi Bicycle Couchsurfing, as they sometimes organize bike trip to the Pagoda: you will track along the vivid and lively countryside - typical of northern Vietnam countryside. There are no... More 

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1 Thank Jeff J
Bac Ninh, Vietnam
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Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very impress for you. I bet it will not waste your valuable time To go to Bac Ninh, you can catch bus no.10 or no.54 from Long Bien bus station in hanoi

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

this is one of the historical destination in hanoi that you should definitely see.very famous among hanoian

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