Chua Tran Quoc

Chua Tran Quoc, Hanoi

Chua Tran Quoc
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7:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
About
Chùa Trấn Quốc (or Tran Quoc Pagoda) is located beside the dazzling West Lake, on Thanh Nien Road, Hanoi. Particularly, it is seated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between the two most romantic lakes of Hanoi: West Lake and Truc Bach Lake.
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DazzlingSunflowerTravels
Johannesburg, South Africa274 contributions
Beautiful and tranquil
Apr 2020 • Friends
Important note: Please dress conservative when visiting temples.

Trấn Quốc Pagoda is the oldest and largest pagoda (temple). Located on the West Lake. The temple dates back to the 6th century which is more than 1,450 years old. The pagodas are mostly built with red bricks and paint because in Chinese and Vietnamese culture, red symbolizes luck and prosperity. Here's to prosperity...

Inside the temple is tranquil and calming. The views are beautiful from the temple.

There are lots of street vendors outside the temple and it's buzzing with Hanoi's fast paced energy.

Late review from 2017
Written 18 March 2021
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Pedro Raffainer
Madrid, Spain18 contributions
Top 3 most beautiful temple in Hanoi
Nov 2019
A must visit. Oldest Buddhist Temple in Hanoi. Top 3 most beautiful temple in Hanoi. You can take a Grab to get here.
Written 24 June 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,142 contributions
A definite must!
Feb 2020
This pagoda is over 1500 years old! It is located on an island in the West Lake. Lots to see there and the views of the city are nice as well.
Written 29 May 2020
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,336 contributions
Lovely place to visit
May 2019
A very nice place to visit in Hanoi. Can easily see the pagoda from outside. It is also the best place to take photo to the pagoda. The architectures inside are well maintained. We can felt the peaceful surrounded although there were lot of tourists around. At the other side of the pagoda there is a beautiful seascape view to the west lake. We really like this place very much. Recommended to pay a visit if you are there.
Written 5 April 2020
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timmind
Stevens Point, WI402 contributions
Fine views, lovely gardens and history
Mar 2020
On nice day, a leisurely walk along the bridge between Truc Bach an West Lake is a fine respite from the crowded streets of the old quarter. Enjoy this small complex, the tiny rock gardens are especially charming. Many photo ops.
Written 25 March 2020
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Khushbu Mehta
Bengaluru, India2,455 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took a cab to get here, because its a few kms away from the Old Quarter. Located on the west lake, its a beautiful pagoda. Entry is free, but make sure ur decently dressed.
Can spend around half n hour here. Walk around,listening to the chanting. Very peaceful and serene. U also get some beautiful pictures here.
Written 17 March 2020
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Avid Traveler
Hyderabad, India126 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2019
The place was easy to get to using Grab from the Old Quarter.
Be aware of the timings the pagoda is open, and plan your trip accordingly.
It was nice to understand and see one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi to understand their cultural significance.
The setting by the West Lake adds to the charm of the place.
It's a bit crowded, but, it's worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2020
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Guy T
London, UK675 contributions
Closed on Mondays! But beautiful from the outside
Mar 2020 • Couples
Closed on Mondays (yep the only day we could go!)
But even from outside it is very beautiful with a tall thin Pagoda dominating the skyline there.
If you are in that part of town, head up there, or add it to your walking tour!
It is on the hop-on hop-off bus route.
Written 5 March 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,140 contributions
Interesting enough
Feb 2020 • Couples
I guess our problem was that we'd probably 'pagoda'd' out by the time we visited.

It's interesting to a point and looks good on photos. I'd visit if you're nearby but I'm not sure if I'd make a particular effort.
Written 1 March 2020
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Amanda C
Caernarfon, UK217 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020
Free to enter, but closed between 11:30 and 13:30
Peaceful and lovely pagoda, set by the lake. Easy to get to/from by Grab
Adorned with huge floral arrangements and some lovely bonsai.

There is no evidence of animals being sold as offerings!
Written 27 February 2020
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