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A lovely tranquil temple which was a wekcome relief after the emotion of visting Hoa Lo Prison nearby. It's free to enter and well worth a visit. The decoration is incredible and almost sensory overload but it is offset by the calmness of the place.
It was great to have a private tour guide. He explained how pagoda and temples vary, the budas, the alters, etc. And answered a lot of our questions. Highly recommend a tour guide (and they are so inexpensive to hire).
The Ambassador's Pagoda (also known as Quan Su Pagoda) had a noticeably serene and peacefully atmosphere, even while it was full of worshippers when we visited. Originally, the pagoda was built specifically to welcome ambassadors from neighboring countries who were all Buddhists. It survived over...More
A beautiful piece of architecture and cultural history that has survived despite the numerous conflicts over the centuries.
This is well worth a visit, for its tranquility alone. On the day we called in there was some kind of ceremony and access was limited to...More
it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing theirs prayers. it is calm and a strong smell...More
This pagoda has some history and is just around the corner from the Hoa Lo Prison (aka the Hanoi Hilton). When I arrived I could hear chanting and when I looked inside there were probably 40 Sangha monks chanting. Small area but a pleasant and...More
A lovely, quiet temple. If you're visiting the prison which is just up the road this is definitely worth a visit, especially following the gloom of the prison this is a peaceful heaven. There are still monks in the temple and plenty of locals coming...More
This is an 17th century temple with an entrance gate in Ha Noi. It was built by visiting Buddhist ambassadors who called on the then emperor of Viet Nam. It is reportedly the central HQ of Buddhism in Viet Nam. It is an active temple...More