Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Hanoi's Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. It is famous not only for its ancient beauty but also for its fresh and green space combined with its architecture, cultural history.

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Located on an eastern island of West Lake in Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam at more than 1,500 years old

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


It is famous not only for its ancient beauty but also for its fresh and green space combined with its architecture, cultural history and nature

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


The pagoda sits on an islet within West Lake in Tay Ho district. It is distinguished by its historical and architectural values

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


The pagoda includes an 11-storey tower which is topped by a nine-storey gemstone-made lotus

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


There are many valuable statues inside the pagoda,totalling 66

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


Indian Prime Minister Razendia Prasat offered the Pagoda a Bodhi tree as a gift on his tour to Vietnam in 1959. The plant was grafted from the holy bodhi tree where Sakyamuni sat in zen (meditation) position and achieved enlightenment in India 25 centuries ago

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda was first erected with the name “Khai Quoc” (Opening a country) during King Ly Nam De Dynasty, between year 544 and 548. Till the 15th century, during King Le Thai Tong reign, it was renamed to “An Quoc”, which means a peaceful country. People often call it 'Tran Quoc'

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


The pagoda is home to lots of ancient steles, one of which was made in 1815 by Doctoral Pham Quy Thich, recording the restoration of the pagoda

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


With all the historical and architectural values it possesses, Tran Quoc Pagoda is not only worth visiting as a sacred sanctuary of Buddhism attracting countless Buddhist believers; but also an indispensable destination for cultural explorers to Vietnam.

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


Tran Quoc Pagoda has been listed by UK travel website wanderlust.co.uk among ten incredibly beautiful pagodas from around the world

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi


Famous for stunning scenery and sacred sanctuary, Tran Quoc Pagoda used to be a favorite sightseeing place of many kings and lord of Vietnam, especially during festivals, full moon days or Tet. Up until now, the pagoda can still preserve its fame although the landscape has been affected by urbanization

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi

Ancient beauty of oldest pagoda in Hanoi 

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