Tran Quoc Pagoda

Located on an island east of the West Lake. The largest lake in Hanoi. With a history of more than 1500 years, Tran Quoc Pagoda is considered the oldest pagoda Hanoi. Tran Quoc Pagoda not only historical values but also valuable treasures of architecture and culture. Visit Origin Travel to learn about Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Hanoi through the following article.

Tran Quoc Pagoda

Why Tran Quoc Pagoda is Unique?

Tran Quoc Pagoda was originally named Khai Quoc Pagoda. It's built in Yen Hoa village, near the Red River. At the time of King Ngo Quyen, the fourth generation of the Vien Thong lineage - Zen Master Van Phong is the abbot at the pagoda.

Following the teacher Van Phong Zen master Khuong Viet. He was well known for his knowledge, and invited by King Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh as the supreme advisors of the court.

In the life of the Ly dynastry, Khai Quoc Pagoda became the Buddhist Center of the Thang Long Citadel. This place accepts the teachings of many Zen masters.

At the time of King Le Thai Tong. The pagoda was called An Quoc Pagoda. King Le Kinh Tong, because of the landslide. So severe that people moved the pagoda to a small island on the West Lake, also known as Kim Ngu Island. The location of Kim Ngu Island was the place where Cung Thuy Hoa.

In the reign of King Le Hy Tong, An Quoc Pagoda was renamed Tran Quoc Pagoda . At the beginning of the Nguyen Dynasty, the pagoda was further refurbished, and statues, bell-shaped. In 1821, King Minh Mang paid a visit to the pagoda, donated 20 tons of money to renovate the pagoda. In 1842, King Thieu Tri visited the pagoda, renamed the temple to Tran Bac Pagoda and gave a gold coin and 200 coins.

Despite being renamed, people still call Tran Quoc Pagoda to this day.

Tran Quoc Pagoda - attractive attractions

Tran Quoc Pagoda

In addition to its long history, one of the special features of Tran Quoc Pagoda is its position, landscape and architecture. These three factors have contributed to making Tran Quoc Pagoda the top tourist destination in Hanoi .

Each year, Tran Quoc Pagoda attracts many domestic and international tourists to visit.

There are probably few temples located in such a special place as Tran Quoc Pagoda . The temple is located on the unique island of West Lake full of romantic.

Because of its location on a quite separate island, Tran Quoc Pagoda is "crowded" in the busy streets of Hanoi, but still keeps its fresh air.

Over time, the scenery of West Lake has changed but still creates a unique spiritual landscape, unique history for this place.

Tran Quoc Pagoda has been restored, repaired so the architecture review has been changed quite many times such as:

  • Lord Trinh: The temple was renovated and expanded in 1624, 1628 and 1639.
  • Tay Son period: Due to the power dispute in the late Le dynasty, the temple was destroyed. Later donated by the people, the hands are restored.
  • Nguyen Dynasty: Pagoda was restored many times, including the largest prison in the King Gia Long.
  • In 2010, celebrating the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda was renovated with a budget of 15 billion.

Tran Quoc Pagoda has a structure arranged in accordance with Buddhist principles. The pagoda is divided into several classes, of which the three main throngs, Tieu Huong and Thuong Dien play the central role of the Cong.

Qui Tang faces west. Through the Tang Dynasty is the Tomb and the Upper Palace. After the Upper Palace, located on the main hall is the Bell Tower. Tran Quoc Pagoda at Tran Quoc Pagoda is a special architectural work with a three-storey, matched roof style.

On the left is the Bia House, on the right is the House of the Patriarch. At present, Tran Quoc Pagoda also preserves 14 ancient stelae from the 18th and 19th centuries. Among them are the stele stamped by Dr. Pham Quy Thich engraved in 1815 to record the restoration of the temple after a long time falling into ruins, ruins.

At the end of the pagoda there are some ancient tombs from the eighteenth century of Vinh Huu and Canh Hung.

Located in Tran Quoc Pagoda, there is a lotus tower built in 1998. The tower is 15m high and has 11 floors. At the top of the tower, there is a nine-storey gable lotus, which is called the "lily of the valley".

The position of the chedi is symmetrical to the Bodhi tree donated by the President of India in 1959, on a visit to Hanoi.

Tran Quoc Pagoda is a harmonious combination of landscape and architecture, creating a special spiritual space.

In the epitaph, written by Khoa Pho Hoi (40th year of Canh Hung), there is a beautiful scene of Tran Quoc Pagoda : "Standing on high view of pagoda, Loudness. The temple bell called who dreamed mundane ".

Over the long history, Tran Quoc Pagoda is the visit point of many special guests such as King Ly Nhan Tong and Empress Dowager Ying, Emperor Minh Mang, King Thieu Tri ... In 1959, Indian President Raghu Dau Ra Brusat visited the temple and donated a bodhi tree.

In 2010, President Dmitry Medvedev of the Russian Federation to Hanoi during the Summit not attend the annual ASEAN, he visited Tran Quoc Pagoda.

Note for visitors when visiting Tran Quoc Pagoda

Tran Quoc Pagoda

As a place to worship Buddha so when visiting Tran Quoc Pagoda , visitors should note the following issues:

Travelers should wear polite, discreet outfits. Avoid wearing too short, open, unsuitable, causing offensive clothing such as underarms, short sleeves, short skirts, shorts, shirt ...

Please see the article " Experience travel to Hanoi ".

When visiting the temple, visitors also keep silent, do not make noise, do not talk loudly, laughed jokes.

Tran Quoc Pagoda is located in the heart of Hanoi capital, near the end of Thanh Nien Street - Ba Dinh District, so moving here is quite easy. Guests can go by bus, taxi ... If you are afraid to move, visit self-sufficiency, visitors should opt to tour Hanoi.

These tours will combine Tran Quoc Pagoda with many attractions near the West Lake.

Formerly the Buddhist center of Thang Long - Ly Tran, Tran Quoc Pagoda has many valuable architectural, historical and cultural values. Tran Quoc Pagoda is also an attractive Vietnam tourist destinations for anyone who wants to learn more about ancient values. Hope that the article " Learn about Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest temple in Hanoi " will bring visitors more useful and interesting information.

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