A GUIDE TO VISIT TRAN QUOC PAGODA IN HANOI

Tran Quoc Pagoda was built in 544-548 under King Ly Nam De (6th century) and is one of the oldest temples in Vietnam. The pagoda was built for praying for the nation's peace. It was formerly named An Quoc and later to the reign of King Le Huy Tong (1681 - 1705) to be renamed Tran Quoc as present.

Table Contents
  • I - Architecture and pagoda grounds
  • II - Guide to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda Vietnam
  • 1 - How to get here?
  • 2 - Opening times of the day
  • 3 - Tran quoc pagoda entrance fee
  • 4 - Food near the Pagoda
Jan 20
Tran Quoc pagoda
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Not only is a cultural and spiritual tourist destination for international tourists but the Hanoians in general, Tran Quoc pagoda is a very sacred temple. Every 1st, full moon or new year, the people of Hanoi come here to offer incense, pray for a peaceful family and prosperous country. In particular, on October 31, 2016, the pagoda was recognized by the Daily Mail Magazine as one of the 16 most beautiful pagodas in the world.

I - Architecture and pagoda grounds

After being relocated from the banks of the Red River and the mound area on West Lake, the pagoda still retains the inherent architectural beauty of the Ly Dynasty with the three-door gate - gold painting, towers, incense burners, ...up to present. In the past, the pagoda was the Buddhist center of Thang Long city, also the place where kings often went sightseeing and had rituals.

Tran Quoc pagoda Hanoi
Source: Internet
Tran Quoc pagoda Hanoi has a total area of up to 3,000 m2 and was last renovated in 1815 with 03 main areas: upper, tower operators, and garden. Standing in front of the entrance of the pagoda, visitors will be impressed by the architecture of the three-door gate (three gates - one main gate with two auxiliary gates), the upper is decorated with a dragon image bringing majestic and ancient beauty. Due to the influence of Buddhism in Tonkin, the front street, the incense burning house, and the upper house were built opposite each other to form a shape. In front of the temple, there is a large bronze incense burner, behind the bell tower. This place also preserves many stone steles marking the history of the pagoda in Nom script
Inside the pagoda's garden is an 11-story stupa with a height of 15m, each with an arched doorway. At each floor of the tower is placed a white gemstone Buddha statue. On the top of the stupa is a nine-story lotus tower, the Nine-product Lotus flower is made of precious stones. The special feature facing the stupa is the bodhi tree extracted from the Great Bodhisattva tree - where Shakyamuni Buddha meditated and attained himself. The entire space of the pagoda exudes a quiet, opposite to the bustling Thanh Nien street in front of the temple.

II - Guide to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda Vietnam

1 - How to get here?

Tran Quoc pagoda address
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Visitors can travel here by bus, motorbike or taxi. Specifically, the method of migration is as follows:
Motorbike
For those who use a motorbike, you can move from the city center to here in about 20 minutes, then park the car in the parking lot opposite the pagoda, next to the Tay Ho ice cream shop. The parking fee ranges from 5,000 - 10,000 VND / vehicle / time (~ 0.25 - 0.43 $). Some motorbike rental units:
- MotoGP: No. 33, Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi; Phone number 0988 71 70 16
- Motorbike rental in Ha Noi: No. 38, Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi; phone number 0856 080 636.
Bus
There is a bus route running through the pagoda in the number 50. The bus starts the first trip from 5h00 - 20h45 every day with 20 minutes / trip and the fare is 7,000 / person / time (~ 0.3 $ ). Tourists should get down to the stop on Thanh Nien Street then continue walking to Tran Quoc Pagoda Hanoi Vietnam gate.
* 50 Bus schedule: Long Bien (parking spot in a dedicated bus lane) - Yen Phu - Tran Nhat Duat - Turn around at the intersection of Hang Khoai - Tran Nhat Duat - Yen Phu - Long Bien transit point - Yen Phu (dedicated bus line) - Thanh Nien - Hung Vuong - Phan Dinh Phung - Hoang Dieu - Tran Phu - Kim Ma (PTA Building - No.1 Kim Ma) - Giang Vo - Hao Nam - Lang Ha - Tran Duy Hung - Pham Hung - Le Quang Dao - My Dinh National Stadium.
Taxi or Grab
Visitors can directly drop down at the pagoda gate. Some taxi brands in Hanoi such as:
- Mai Linh Taxi - 024 38 333333
- Group Taxi - 024 38 26 26 26
- Thanh Nga Taxi - 024 38 215 215

2 - Opening times of the day

Opening hours are from 8:00 to 16:00 daily

Tran Quoc pagoda opening hours
Source: Internet
However, on the 1st, 15th of the lunar calendar and on the Lunar New Year,...the local people often go to the pagoda to admire and offer incense to pray for peace and happiness. Therefore, in these days are usually a very crowded temple, very suitable for tourists who love the bustling atmosphere and want to learn about the customs of the people go to temples for good luck Vietnam say c assault; Conversely, those who want to find a quiet space and want to relax and contemplate the temple's architecture should avoid these days.

3 - Tran quoc pagoda entrance fee

Tickets to visit the pagoda is 5,000 VND / person / one-way (~ 0.25 $).

4 - Food near the Pagoda

Not only that, but visitors can also enjoy many delicious dishes and attractive drinks at the restaurants near the temple. In which, the most prominent are:

Tran Quoc pagoda entrance fee
Ho Tay shrimp cake - Source: Internet
Ho Tay shrimp cake
Shrimp cake is one of the famous snacks of Ha Thanh people. When eating, visitors can feel the crispy dough, the sweet and sour fish sauce just eaten, and fragrant shrimp meat. To enjoy a delicious shrimp cake, visitors can visit Ho Tay Shrimp Cake Restaurant just 140m from the pagoda:
- Address: No. 1, Thanh Nien Street, Yen Phu Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi City
- Price: 80,000 VND / person (~ $ 3.45)
- Opening hours: 9h00 - 21h00
Highland coffee
Visitors can experience the feeling of sipping a delicious cup of coffee at Highland coffee, admire the lake view, and feel the fresh air here. Moreover, the restaurant space is extremely airy and unique when lying on a ship on Truc Bach Lake - adjacent to West Lake. This is also the ideal place to watch the sunset on West Lake.
- Address: No. 9, Thanh Nien Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City
- Price: 39,000 - 65,000 VND / glass (~ 1.6 - 2.8 $)
- Opening hours: 7h00 - 23h00
Huong Mai Roll Noodles
The dish includes white, chewy noodle cake served with beef, raw vegetables with sweet and sour sauce. This snack is very suitable in the afternoon after visiting Tran Quoc pagoda. In addition, the restaurant also has many other unique and delicious Vietnamese dishes such as puffed pho, beef noodles, ...
- Address: No. 31, Ngu Xa Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City.
- Price: 50,000 - 100,000 VND / item (~ 2.15 - 4.31 $)
- Opening hours: 9:30 - 21:30
Popiah
It is one of the famous snacks loved by young local people, because of the wonderful combination of soft rice paper, sweet molasses, sesame seeds, and fat coconut.
- Address: Small stalls for sale on the sidewalk along Thanh Nien Street.
- Price: 10,000 VND / book (~ $ 0.43)
- Time: 7:00 - 23:00
Ho Tay Ice Cream
Ho Tay Ice Cream is a famous ice cream brand in Hanoi. This cream is impressed by the creamy, sweet taste and the fragrant crispy cone. The shop also has a large open space, the view of Truc Bach lake is extremely cool.
- Address: No. 1, Thanh Nien Street, Truc Bach Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City.
- Price: 6,000 - 35,000 VND / stick or cup (~ 0.25 - 1.5 $)
- Opening hours: 8h00 - 21h30

Tran Quoc pagoda visit
Source: Vietnam-Travel-Guide
Experiencing many ups and downs in the history of Hanoi city, the Tran Quoc Pagoda Hanoi is still lying there majestically as an inherent beauty of the Hanoians. This is also the place where important religious activities take place of the Buddhist Association and are praised by local people as "The sacred pagoda in Hanoi".
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