Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda

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Tran Quoc Pagoda, nestled on the tranquil shores of West Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, stands as a beacon of spiritual tranquility amidst the bustling cityscape. With its ancient architecture, serene ambiance, and rich historical significance, this sacred site offers travelers a captivating glimpse into Vietnam's cultural heritage and Buddhist traditions.

Location and Historical Significance

Tran Quoc Pagoda, believed to be the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, dates back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De. Originally constructed on the banks of the Red River, the pagoda was later relocated to its current location on West Lake in the 17th century. This move was made to protect the pagoda from river erosion and to provide a more serene setting for Buddhist worship.

Architectural Marvels

Tran Quoc Pagoda is renowned for its exquisite architectural design and meticulous craftsmanship. The pagoda's main structure, known as the Thap But (Pen Tower), is an iconic symbol of Tran Quoc Pagoda, rising gracefully amidst the surrounding greenery. Its eleven levels represent the journey to enlightenment, with each level adorned with intricate carvings and sacred Buddhist symbols.

Another notable feature of Tran Quoc Pagoda is the towering Bodhi Tree, which is said to have been propagated from the original Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India, under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Pilgrims and visitors often gather beneath its branches to meditate and offer prayers, adding to the spiritual ambiance of the pagoda.

Exploring the Pagoda

As you step foot into Tran Quoc Pagoda, you'll be enveloped by a sense of serenity and reverence. Stroll along the pathways lined with ancient bonsai trees and manicured gardens, pausing to admire the intricate architecture and tranquil surroundings.

Make your way to the main hall of the pagoda, where you'll find a collection of Buddha statues and sacred relics enshrined within. Take a moment to offer incense and prayers, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere that permeates the space.

Don't forget to explore the pagoda's surrounding grounds, where you'll discover hidden shrines, meditation halls, and ornate stupas adorned with colorful tiles and mosaics. Each corner of Tran Quoc Pagoda holds its own secrets and treasures, waiting to be uncovered by curious travelers.

Cultural Significance

Tran Quoc Pagoda holds profound cultural significance for the Vietnamese people, serving as a revered site for Buddhist worship and pilgrimage. It is a place where devotees come to seek blessings, offer prayers, and pay homage to the teachings of the Buddha. The pagoda also plays a central role in various religious festivals and ceremonies throughout the year, attracting pilgrims and visitors from far and wide.

A visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda is a journey of spiritual discovery and cultural immersion. It is an opportunity to connect with Vietnam's rich heritage, to experience the serenity of Buddhist teachings, and to find solace amidst the chaos of modern life. Whether you're a devout Buddhist or simply a curious traveler, Tran Quoc Pagoda offers a sanctuary of peace and enlightenment that is sure to leave a lasting impression. So, come and experience the timeless beauty and spiritual grace of Tran Quoc Pagoda, where the echoes of ancient wisdom continue to resonate through the ages.

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I really recommend and encourage travelers to come and visit this Temple. It's not in the prime tourist area, but only a short 10 min Grab drive. It has a beautiful location on a tiny island on Hanoi's West Lake, linked with a causeway to a pretty busy road. Apart the beautiful scenery around, Tran Quoc is really a nice Temple, with a 11-story Pagoda holding important relics
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Building of 6 century. The amazing atmosphere of temple. Please respect the temple and avoid wearing shorts. Place of “must have to visit”, also the surroundings are nice and authentic.
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Ngôi chùa cổ kính nằm bên Hồ Tây thơ mộng, là một trong những địa danh nổi tiếng, có lịch sử lâu đời của Thủ đô
I recommend visiting this beautiful place..
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Tempio buddista piccolo e carino, molto tranquillo: una vera oasi di pace in mezzo al traffico cittadino. Bello da fotografare, ancora più bello per una full immersion spirituale tra chi prega e chi lascia offerte. L'ingresso è gratuito.
Бесплатный вход. Сам по себе храм небольшой, пройти весь можно за 10 минут. Красивое место
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Hermosa pagoda en Hanoi
Passando pela linda Hanoi, não deixe de visitar este Templo. Você começa caminhando pelo espaço Cívico onde está o Mausoléu de Ho Chi Min, visita o Templo ao final e segue contornando a periferia do grande lago até chegar na pequena península onde há esta interessante Pagoda e dois intrigantes Templos.
Бесплатная очень милая пагода
古色古香
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Good sightseeing location
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Tran Quoc Pagoda is a most important Pagoda in the ancient Thang Long (Hanoi) was set up in the 6th Century about 541 - 548, and in 1615 was moved to the current location in the only peninsula the West Lake of Hanoi. It has a 15m high Tower built in 1998. And the Pagoda was recognised as a National Historical and Cultural Relics in 1989..
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A Buddhist Temple in Hanoi - beautiful ancient architecture.
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Superbe pagode jaune sur le fleuve rouge.
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서호둘러보기하다가 가볼 수 있는 사원.조용하니 벳남 작은 사원 모습을 만날 수 있다.
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在美麗的西湖旁,特別的寺廟~
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하노이 시내 관광 일정을 짜신다면 여긴 꼭 넣어보세요. 사원들렀다가 서호 호수 산책도 하고 하이랜드커피에서 커피 한 잔을 해도 좋답니다. 고즈넉하고 예쁜 사원이라 현지분들도 외국인분들도 모두 많이 찾는곳이에요. 단, 사원 쉬는시간(오전 11:30부터)이 있으니 구글맵 영업시간 잘 확인하고 가세요!
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鎮國寺位在西湖側,也叫開國寺、鎮北寺、安國寺。是河內歷史最悠久的佛教聖地,西湖是河內最大的湖泊,大約5平方公里,緊鄰巴亭廣場和胡志明陵寢,要進寺內有服裝規定,不能著短褲、無袖、短裙,不用門票~~門口會有賣包包、茶的攤販,也有人力車。旁邊走路3分鐘有一間咖啡廳~
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Magnifique site bouddhiste à voir
環境優美的湖中小寺,香火非常盛。旁邊很多放生魚/鳥的小販。不過,這些泥鰍、金魚、十姊妹,是不是原生種?會不會有生態顧慮?我就不知道了。
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Красивое место
Muy bonita y llena de gente
Chùa được công nhận là Di tích Lịch sử Văn hoá cấp quốc gia vào năm 1989.
Très belle pagode. À faire absolument.
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Không gian thoáng đãng, dc bao bọc bởi hồ Tây, view rất đẹp.
가볼만해요 앞에 호수에 오리배 탔는데 아이들이 너무 좋아해요
Ну это вообще отдельная история. Тут вы найдете все. Разнообразный храмовый комплекс, объекты исторического и культурного наследия, островной формат пагоды. Красивая архитектура, приятная территория, разнообразие архитектурных особенностей и просто красивое место. Приятный бонус - бесплатно.
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Sollte man sich anschauen.
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This beautiful and peaceful is one of the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. It is centrally located on a small island on West lake. The Trấn Quốc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century. Monks have lived at the Trấn Quốc Pagoda for centuries, teaching the ways of Buddhism to the public Make sure to visit this place and keep it in your itinerary.
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Recinto budista situado al este del lago Ho Tay en el que hay un templo, una placita con un bonsay gigante y una pagoda, la mas alta de Hanoi. Sin duda, un lugar de paz donde poder desconectar del ruido y la aglomeración que tanto abunda en esta ciudad.
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결혼 무사히 할 수 있게 해달라고 기도하고 옴.
Một ngôi chùa thiêng liêng đã có lịch sử rất lâu đời. Mỗi cảnh vật và đồ vật trong đó đều rất cổ kính. Hôm nay tôi cùng cháu nhà tôi đến đây để cho cháu biết về một di tích lịch sử
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Rất đẹp.
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Lohnt sich auf jeden Fall für einen kurzen Besuch und kostet auch nichts. Schöne Lage am See.

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