Timings : 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee
The oldest in Hanoi, the Tran Quoc Pagoda was built in the 6th century during the reign of Ly Nam De Dynasty. With a height of 15 meters, the main pagoda is surrounded by an incense burning house, a museum, carved statues built in 1639 and lush greenery. Devotees pack the place during Tet festival and Buddha's birthday.
One of the most popular places to visit in Hanoi, the Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on a little islet on the West Lake. This beautiful pagoda is loved for its architecture and cultural history as well as for the tranquil beauty of its location with lush gardens and a beautiful view. The grounds also contain a Bodhi Tree, which is a sapling of the original Bodhi Tree under which Prince Siddharta gained enlightenment.
The Tran Quoc Pagoda continues to remain special to Vietnam and is seen as a beautiful symbol of Buddhist philosophy. People continue to throng it in large numbers, to admire its architecture, history and culture, and to celebrate important festivals.
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