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“Pretty and free”
Review of Chua Tran Quoc

Chua Tran Quoc
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Half-Day Hanoi Foodie Tour on Bike
Ranked #26 of 278 things to do in Hanoi
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
“Pretty and free”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

closes in the middle of the day (11:30 to 1:30, I think) so pay attention to the time. There are two sections to this temple, the first one had the pagoda and a gardenish area and a small alter. The you go back to the entrance and go along a pretty marble fence with carved dragons, turtles and clouds. In the back is another alter and a small pavilion. FREE.

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very Good Site..Excellent to People Watch”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This PAgoda is situated on an island on West Lake. It is a very beautiful site in itself.

To us, what mde it an excellent experience was watching visitors deliver offerings and prayer at the holy site. Definitely not a Disney "industrial leisure" experience.

Visited January 2013
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Nice Balance”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

It's near enough to the OQ that most tourists can easily get to it with a brief taxi or Xe Om ride, but far enough away that it escapes the closed in feel of the OQ. There isn't a fee to get in to the Pagoda, but a offering is always appreciated.
I used to drive past this place everyday, and I always took time to pull over for a moment to take a peek at it, just cus its so pleasant- it really fits in to the aesthetic of fenh shui.
A couple tips when visiting-
Shoulders and knees should be covered- men should wear a collared shirt. It's just respectful, and I know its typically quite warm, but just suck it up.
No hats- should go without saying.
Be quiet and avoid talking if you can- these places are where the Viet commune with the dead ancestors and they require peace and calm to do so.
Try not to turn your back to a pagoda- a good viet colleage of mine taught me this one.

Visited October 2012
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Lovely Surprise Away from te Center of Things”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This lovely pagoda and its environs is built out into the waters of West Lake. It is away from the center, and not easy to get to unless you are looking for it. Which we weren't, we just found whiie searching for the swan paddle boats of West Lake. It was a delightful surprise, and we spent a very restful and serene interlude wandering the grounds. If you find yourself tiring of the pace of tourist Hanoi, this is a great place for a respite.

Be aware that of you go around rush hour, getting back can be difficult, especially if you're trying to find a cab. They are mostly headed the other way, and mostly full.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“another pagoda”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Its in a good central location. The architecture is pleasing on the eye and it dosnt get too crowded
Its an easy walk to Ho Chi Minhs mausoleum from here

Visited November 2012
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