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One Pillar Pagoda

Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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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.
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Ong Ich Khiem St | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

This was, for us anyway, simply a photo opp while walking through the HCM palace gardens. If you are there anyway, definitely go buy and take a picture.

Thank JanaK123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went there expecting something big or unique. But the pagoda didn't impress me at all. It looked very basic to me. But then, this might be due to my high expectations. You won't miss much if you skip this one.

Thank Guna R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The One Pillar Pagoda is within Presidential Palace Grounds. It is a Buddhist temple. It was destroyed during the war and later rebuilt.

Thank Wanderlusterer17
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this as it was withing walking distance of our hotel and the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum was closed. Usual street hawkers abound as well as people trying to get you to get a suit or shirts made. One of the walls around the small...More

Thank HilaryB1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not awed by this, but many went up to offer prayers. It is a very small structure and you can see everything without going up the stairs - too crowded if you have many praying at the top.

Thank CookieBaby2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small shrine standing only on one single structural column, which is its unique feature. Since you will already be in the vicinity for the HCM Museum, you might as well drop by anyway.

Thank CYY_sg
Reviewed 1 week ago

One pillar pagoda become like a symbol of Vietnam or Ha Noi tourism. We can see this picture everywhere. It got the unique architecture and it is also famous for the belief. The pagoda is nice but quite crowded and sometime i think it got...More

Thank thanhminh2517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not an individual destination for tourists, as a part of a package, worth to see it after mausoleum, citadel and temple of literature.

Thank kamran1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice historical place, you can feel ancient Vietnam where. you can hear how monks are praying and lot of local souvenirs around.

Thank MichaelDolgy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the Ho Chi Minh complex, it is worthwhile to see as part of a larger tour or visit, but certainly not worth the effort to see by itself. Unique, but with more souvenir shops than charm.

Thank Robert Q
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Response from Traveler-O-World | Reviewed this property |
The Ngoc ha market comprises of shops along the streets.