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Quan Thanh Temple

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Address: Quan Thanh and Thanh Nien Sts., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Calm taoist oasis

I liked this temple. It was very quite and the garden had some beautiful carvings and mosaics on the walls. The enclosure have high walls so you forget that you are right next to... read more

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked this temple. It was very quite and the garden had some beautiful carvings and mosaics on the walls. The enclosure have high walls so you forget that you are right next to a very traficated road. There's a very large bronze statue in the temple, and the carvings are wonderful on the walls and pillars. There are also... More 

Thank EllenChr
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing temple with a zen atmosphare. Really interesting once seeing the big buddha which was settle before building the temple.

Thank Amy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It overlooks the water and it is a really nice place to walk around. A bit far from the old quarter but worth the tuc-tuc ride.

Thank Susana R
ottawa canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Never cared for paying to visit a temple.Not expensive,but really a fee.Old place,15 minutes are enough,a few good photos,but nothing special

Thank zalnikor
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good place to start a walking tour of Hanoi as its just a short stroll down to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It is a large Temple and has the second largest bronze statue in Vietnam.

Thank ironian
Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went to Quan Thanh Temple during the weekend when I had some spare time, nice place, well worth a visit should be in the area

Thank Jacmac00
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Next to West Lake, it is the best temple I've visited in Hanoi. It was very crowded because I visited during Lunar New Year Period. There're beautiful gardens.

Thank Meryl L
North Stradbroke Island, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great spot with beautiful gardens, lovely temple and so many photo opportunities. We strolled through the grounds and loved the turtle sculptures and the temples were filled with lots to see. We had a tranquil, enjoyable afternoon but noticed two tour buses arriving as we left so might be better to go early like we did.

Thank serendipity44988
Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Quan Thanh Temple dates to the 11th century and is dedicated to Xuan Wu, one of the principal deities in Taoism. The name roughly translates as Place of the Gods. This is one of four such temples which were built during the reign of Emperor Ly Thai To facing four directions to protect Hanoi from malevolent spirits. Quan Thanh protects... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Pleasant, quiet break from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Great place for a stroll, enjoy the gardens, plants and flowers. Often groups of people, wedding parties, university graduates here for formal picture taking. You sometimes have to pass through a group of vendors at the front gate trying to sell trinkets or begging - just say no and pass... More 

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