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Address: 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...

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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Small pagoda in a beautiful setting

We saw this pagoda as part of our walking tour of the Ho Chi Minh Palace Gardens. We had a little wait to get to see the vibrant Buddha shrine, but it was well worth the time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw this pagoda as part of our walking tour of the Ho Chi Minh Palace Gardens. We had a little wait to get to see the vibrant Buddha shrine, but it was well worth the time. It sits on a single pillar that is anchored in a small pond. There is s small staircase to walk-up to the pagoda,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This makes for a nice pic, and very close to Ho Chi Minh museum and mausoleum if you want to combine activities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is built of wood on a single stone pillar and is designed to look like a lotus flower. It was very popular however please note you have to be modestly dressed to go into the pillar. It is a beautiful building that was rebuilt after the `french destroyed the original in 1954. The surrounding gardens are lovely to rest... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a quick look at this little pagoda in a small pond supported by one pillar- hence its name I guess! A small diversion when visiting the HCM Mausoleum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take care - it is very easy to miss. The pagoda is easily accessible and as you remain outside there is less restrictions on your apparel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not find this particularly interesting but maybe I missed something. It is something you see while passing but to call it an attraction, hmm

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was super busy so didn't manage to get any photos of the pagoda by itself, rather with lots of tourists sitting on it etc. Wouldn't go out of my way to see it. There are places around it to buy a cool drink if you are thirsty, as well as some souvenir shops.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When touring the Ho Chi Minh gardens, stop for a few minutes to see the pagoda. It was built to resemble a lotus blossom "rising out of a sea of sorrow". The French destroyed the original in 1954.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to see but does what it says on the tin! Recommend combining with a trip to the HCM Mausoleum and museum but don't make a special trip.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went past the area as part of exploring the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and surrounding grounds. There is quite a bit of history surrounding the pagoda, but despite that, it's not the most impressive pagoda in Asia and I wouldn't make it a key priority to have to see this. Also the incense around this area is quite heavy and... More 

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