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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 yesterday via mobile

It was warm, drizzly day and I had a few hours to kill. I headed off in the direction of the mausoleum. I'm not sure what I expected to find, but it was all so poignant and beautiful. I was surprised at how formal the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the symbol of Hanoi which you cant find in another places. It has a balance structre so although the pagoda's very big and the pillar's small, they can stay safe. That's a nice symbol of pagoda architecture in Vietnam. This pagoda is in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that easy to find, it took us awhile to find it, which is in the same block of the Ho Chi Minh National Museum... definitely is one of the highlights in the city... but a popular sight that is inevitably too crowded 😫😣😖

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shuetshen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pagoda is hidden deep in the mausoleum complex and you can only reach it after a long walk. The place do not have anything special, you cannot go inside the pagoda, only looking and taking picture from outside.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JenniSor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located in Ba Dinh square. There’s also Mausoleum, temple , pond and this pagoda. It’s beautiful and unique.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pooja_Vikesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One pillar pagoda is at the same location with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. There is no entrance fees charges to visit one pillar pagoda. Worth a quick visit to the pagoda and surrounding area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LuShTa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very famous place in Hanoi. Mot Cot pagoda has a long history. A symbol of Vietnam culture

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annanna2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in the garden next to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. Worth a quick visit to the pagoda and surrounding area. Full of people wanting photos of the temple. Nice to take a couple of pictures for your visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

One of the places that just surprice you. The stairs up to the payring place were decorated by beautiful tangerine threes in flowerpots. The whole place was green and naturally colorful. I recommend to go to visit the place after New Year, as I did.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jana K
Reviewed 14 February 2019

For a sense of this area by night, see my review for Ba Dinh Square, "Visit night AND day but beware the taxi scammers". This review continues that review: Two days after photographing the pink lotus and mausoleum by night, on the morning of our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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The Ngoc ha market comprises of shops along the streets.
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