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“Very pretty place, but prepare to be hassled”
Review of One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda
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$49.00*
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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
Ranked #45 of 278 things to do in Hanoi
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Owner description: The One Pillar Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chua Mot Cot, formally Dien Huu tu 延祐寺 or Lien Hoa Dai 蓮花臺) is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.
Geelong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very pretty place, but prepare to be hassled”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

A very pretty place to visit in Hanoi, which you might as well look at if visiting the mausoleum or museum. The area is not under cover and water drainage is bad, so if it's raining, ensure you bring a brolly :)

Visited February 2013
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“Small but interesting”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

The actual pagoda was quite small and housed a small shrine.
The grounds around it was quite packed with tourists and there was a short description (in English) on the origins of the pagoda. Unfortunately, due to the size of the pagoda, only one or two persons can climb up to take a closer look at once.
Beside the pagoda, there was a small temple which was serving quite a number of Vietnamese and tourists food, which was quite interesting. We didn't stay to find out more though.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

I was expecting something more impressive. This is a very small 'pagoda' in a tiny pond. IIt isn't very pretty or intricate. It is run down and could do with repair.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney
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“Waste of time”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Unless you are in the immediate area seeing the mausoleum, don't bother making a special trip. Completely underwhelming.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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“very pretty”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple built in a style of a lotus emerging out of the water. Very pretty. Architecturally interesting.

Visited January 2013
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