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Ambassador's Pagoda (Chua Quan Su)

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Address: 73 Quan Su St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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This pagoda, often used in official ceremonies and meetings, is all that’s...

This pagoda, often used in official ceremonies and meetings, is all that’s left of a 15th century hall that burned down.

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an old buddhist temple

it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

it is located close to the Hoa Lo prison. its entrance has a pagoda shape and it is dark yellow in colour. you will find a number of monks of a non stop of worshippers doing theirs prayers. it is calm and a strong smell of incense.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Elgin, Texas
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This pagoda has some history and is just around the corner from the Hoa Lo Prison (aka the Hanoi Hilton). When I arrived I could hear chanting and when I looked inside there were probably 40 Sangha monks chanting. Small area but a pleasant and free attraction.

Thank BrockDaBadger
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely, quiet temple. If you're visiting the prison which is just up the road this is definitely worth a visit, especially following the gloom of the prison this is a peaceful heaven. There are still monks in the temple and plenty of locals coming in to worship. Depending on your level of religion it takes between 10-30 mins to... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is an 17th century temple with an entrance gate in Ha Noi. It was built by visiting Buddhist ambassadors who called on the then emperor of Viet Nam. It is reportedly the central HQ of Buddhism in Viet Nam. It is an active temple so there will be many worshippers paying homage here. A quick stop , maybe 30... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Happen to come across the temple when out walking, lovely and serene, locals use it regularly, it's well maintained and the Buddhas are ornate and colourful. I would recommend it to visit.

1 Thank Chris101111
Evergem, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

A beautiful temple which is very peaceful once you enter. Not that big but very nice statues and ornaments here. Alot of locals using this temple for offerings and prayers. Still monks and nuns living here. Is called the Ambassadors pagode because in the earlier years it was a guesthouse for the ambassadors of the Budhist countries. Worth a stop..

1 Thank HugoColle
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Its a little off the beaten track but a very beautiful temple & worth the visit. You can pass by it on your way to the prison & temple of literature

Thank Porgester
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

vietnam has many pagodas and temples and Quan Su is one of the most important temples in the country. Constructed in the 15th century along with a small house for visiting Buddhist ambassadors, in 1934 it became the headquarters of the Tonkin Buddhist Association, and today it is headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation. Since 1942, the pagoda has... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Nice Pagoda to visit if you have done all the other sightseing sites in Hanoi. Very peaceful, not crowded and mainly locals.

Thank BabyCParis
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

I had my rickshaw driver take me here. It was pretty empty. I loved the Temple with various shrines. When I was there they had large areas of flower petals spread on the ground. It made for some good photos.

1 Thank esopus35

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