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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 5 days ago

The One Pillar Pagoda is one of the most iconic temples in Vietnam, situated in Hanoi, it was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong in honour of the Lady Buddha. Emperor Ly Thai of the Ly dynasty had been longing for a son, he had...More

Thank Dreemotrua
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as part of a walking tour with a guide and found this place very interesting. It’s very busy but worth the experience. Only about £3 to visit.

Thank Topman4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in the gardens of the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and although a little different it wasn’t exactly that interesting but as you are already in the gardens have a look

Thank Paul h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really just small built temple on the water, supported with one pillar, you can hike up in less than ten second, see the gods in another ten second and go down in another less than ten second. Please dont scold me, but I was not...More

Thank Cekeysh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint little Buddhist shrine atop a single pillar, set within a fish-filled pond. You can climb up the steps & look right inside the (active) shrine itself. Very photogenic. Fairly old, but variously damaged & restored. Complete contrast to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum just...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming, ornate small wooden pagoda built over a lotus pond that you can enter and pray if you wish just walk the steps but make sure first you are dressed appropriately as you will not be allowed to enter. Lovely back story...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a gallop along past Mausoleum, Presidential palace, HCM memorial and ended up here. It's a pretty place, though it was hard to see that because of the weather. Very unusual pagoda construction. The Vietnamese hold a great reverence for all these areas.

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't visit Hanoi without visiting one pillar pagoda. It is a must, because it is part of history. The temple is very small, but it has been restored and you can walk up the step to pay your respect.

Thank tibet71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a short 5 minute visit if you are walking around the area. It is a lovely small pagoda which you can walk around the perimeters of. Dueto it's proximity to the mausoleum it gets very crowded

Thank mkh77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small temple housing a wooden god in the pagoda. Many people Q to take photo and to play respect the god. It is made of wooden and you can spend 10mins here/

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