Religious Sites in Hanoi

Religious Sites in Hanoi, Vietnam

Religious Sites in Hanoi

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  • Aditya M
    Kathmandu, Nepal38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When entering the temple of literature you need to buy tickets for admission. You also have an option of getting an audio guide while touring the area. However be wary of vendors trying to sell you items on your way to the admission counter. These street vendors are very persistent. I spent about 30-45 mins walking and exploring the area. The place is really huge with multiple sections and you can also see locals praying as well. I also got a calligraphy done inside the temple of literature. You get to choose from a list of word to be written and you get it in a scroll. It costs about 100,000 VND. Please be sure to carry a hat and a fan while you’re there.
    Written June 20, 2024
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  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, UK1,773 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful interior. High ceiling and one may be surprised to find a lovely cathedral in communist North Vietnam! Exterior unattractive with its concrete facade,
    Written June 7, 2024
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  • Mcshlle
    Manila, Philippines299 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is good and peaceful. I went there on a rainy day and met a family. They are nice and some people are having tea in the temple. The place has good architecture that is evident for Vietnam not as a result of French influence.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bridge is lovely all lit up at night and we couldn't help wanting to cross it and see what the temple was like on the other side. Not a lot there to be fair and the turtles were not there when we visited. Nice to see a different perspective of the lake and it is a nice area of Hanoi but not a lot to see. I would visit just for the views.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the same area as the mausoleum and worth a visit if you are there. It is very small and my husband called it the pagoda on a stick. Had a squirrel in a tree that my son was more interested to watch. It is cute and has a line of people waiting to go up the stairs to pray. Had to go through the security and they take lighters and cigarettes off you and they had a huge pile on the counter. My husband went back in to get his when we were leaving and they just smiled.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • OneTrip with local
    Hanoi, Vietnam262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is about 35 km away from the city centre of Hanoi. It is a lovely place to learn about the Vietnamese culture. Definately recommended!
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Chris318i
    Regensburg, Germany423 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small and nice temple between the Ho-Chi-Minh mausoleum and Truc Bach lake. The entrance fee is 10.000 VND. Not a must-see, but worth a visit when you are in the area.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Indira
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A boat ride on the scenic Yen Stream to the Perfume Pagoda was a magical experience. We explored the tiered pagodas nestled amidst the limestone cliffs, hand-in-hand, captivated by the tranquil beauty.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • Tc voyageur
    Fairfield, CT137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful oasis in a busy city. Near some grim reminders of inhumanity — “Hanoi Hilton” prison n the Police Museum

    Don’t come looking for action. It’s a majestic temple with a lot of history to it. My heritage Buddhist traveling companion lit joss sticks for lost family members.
    Written April 1, 2023
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  • Neil T
    Australia247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting little temple squashed between shops down an alleyway.
    Interesting to see bottles of scotch left as an offering
    Written November 21, 2023
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  • Zy Masri
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The mosque is strategically located but sadly it looks a bit rundown. Cleanliness is fair only that it need a little bit of TLC. A safe haven for travelers alighting from their early morning sleeper bus trips with nowhere to go. Try the pho outside for only rm10 a bowl :)!
    Written March 15, 2024
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  • Leannie
    Hanoi, Vietnam2,372 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful and serene atmosphere next to the lake, however there are a lot of stalls and markets nearby so it is a little busy but you are not hassled on any way when walking round.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • LivingThe Q
    Baltimore, MD759 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The final tour that we took in Vietnam from Hanoi was the Perfume Pagoda tour. It is a day trip that takes you along a river with beautiful scenery to a complex of several different pagodas as well as the actual Perfume Pagoda, which is located in a cave at the top of Perfume Mountain. The tour started with a visit to the Thien Tru Pagoda, which is at the heart of the temple complex. The Thien Tru Pagoda is over 500 years old and is truly spectacular with wonderful architecture, artwork, and cultural features.

    We visited during the offseason, but from January to March, during the festival season, it is extremely busy as thousands of people come to Perfume Pagoda. To enter Thien Tru Pagoda, you walk up a series of stairs and go through a typical Buddhist arch entry with three openings. The openings represent past, present, and future with the center opening being the present. The main courtyard features two large, gold lions guarding the main temple. It is an active temple and there are offerings inside of the temple and monks can be seen walking around in their orange robes.

    In addition to the interesting architecture, the surrounding mountains and trees make it even more beautiful. We were some of the only people visiting during our time at Thien Tru Pagoda, but we weren’t completely alone as we did see a snake climbing one of the gates. Since it was fairly colorful, we didn’t get too close as we didn’t know if it was poisonous. We took about an hour walking around the pagoda complex and looking at all of the amazing details.

    The age of the temple is quite apparent as many of the buildings and stupas are weather worn and the details have faded. The overall experience of walking the grounds of Thien Tru Pagoda is something that make this a worthwhile trip for anyone visiting Hanoi. From the golden Buddha statues, ornate decorations, unique buildings to the natural environment surrounding it, the time spent in Thien Tru Pagoda was one of our favorite memories from Vietnam.
    Written January 2, 2020
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  • Curtis S
    Kingsport, TN2,621 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An optional tour during our Gate 1 tour of Vietnam, this experience was better than the other visits to temples or pagodas. The main reason was that you could go inside the temple altar areas and see the iconography and sculpture up close. Most other places we went you had to look through window slats to see anything. These particular temples were very ornate and this site is one of the very few that didn't sustain significant damage during the Vietnam war. Should only take about an hour to walk through all the buildings and appreciate the art work. Recommended.
    Written April 5, 2018
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  • Piotr M
    Warsaw, Poland1,097 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is not a very big temple, but it has its own atmosphere, you can relax and clear your mind in this place
    Written May 24, 2023
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