Tran Quoc Pagoda

Location: Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on an islet of West Lake in Ha Noi.
Characteristic: Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Viet Nam and a cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism.

It is said that, the pagoda was built under the reign of King Ly Nam De (544-548) under its original name of Khai Quoc (National Founder). It was originally built on the bank of the West Lake and the Red River. In the time of King Le Kinh Tong (1600-1618), the pagoda was removed to the Kim Ngu (Golden Fish) Islet due to the river bank crumbling and was renamed Tran Quoc (National Defence).

 

Behind the worshipping shrine is the Buddhist trinity followed by corridors, ten shrines and the belfry. In the pagoda, there are many valuable statues, such as the red lac­statue trimmed with gold of Sakyamouni Buddha's Parinirvana and many ancient stelae with the old- one made in 1639 by Doctoral Law- Nguyen Xuan Chinh recording the pagoda's history.

In 1959, on his visit to Viet Nam, Indian Prime Minister Razendia Prasat offered the Pagoda a bodhi tree as a gift. The plant was grafted from the holy Bodhi tree where Sakyamuni sat in zen (meditation) position 25 centuries ago. Now the Bodhi tree is green and luxuriant, shading part of the pagoda's yard.

As a religious relic among spectacle ­scenery, Tran Quoc Pagoda is a favourite stop-over of many foreign visitors and pilgrims.

 

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WHERE TO STAY
Nhiet Doi Hotel

Add: 16 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3718 0195

Thai Bao Anh Hotel

Add: 1 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3718 4824/ 3718 2442

Moon Hotel

Add: 8 Quang Ba St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 4740

Long Phuong Hotel

Add: 150 Nghi Tam St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 8598

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

Add: 11 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 9000

InterContinental Hanoi Hotel

Add: 1 Nghi Tam St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 6270 8888

Fraser Suites Hanoi

Add: 51 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 8877

Thang Loi Hotel

Add: 200 Yen Phu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 4211

Tay Ho Hotel

Add: 58 Tay Ho St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3823 2381

Quang Bo Trade Union Hotel

Add: 98 To Ngoc Van St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 3812

Dragon Hotel

Add: 48 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3829 2955

Sedona Suites Hanoi

Add: 96 To Ngoc Van St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3718 0888

Fraser Suites Hanoi Hotel

Add: 51 Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 8877

WHERE TO EAT
Loving Hut Vegetarian World Restaurant

Add: 147B Au Co, Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 0944 323 317/ 0164 589 7748

Cali An Duong Restaurant

Add: 68 An Duong St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3717 1889 / 3717 1999

Cuu Ngu Lau Restaurant

Add: 413 Au Co St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 2888

3 Kangaroos Restaurant

Add: 34 Au Co St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3719 2250

Milk tea Feelingtea Restaurant

Add: 11 Thanh Nien St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3736 6509

Ca Keo Hotpot Restaurant

Add: 655 Lac Long Quan St., Tay Ho Dist.

Tel: (84-24) 3753 5962