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Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi Vietnam

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  Tran Quoc Pagoda (chùa Trấn Quốc) is the oldest Pagoda in Hanoi Vietnam. It date back to the 6th century during the reign of King Ly Nam De (from 544 - 548). The Buddhist Temple has undergone several changes throughout the years, particularly its renaming from An Quoc Pagoda to Tran Quoc Pagoda (protecting the country) by King Le Huy Tong in the 17th century. Location: On Thanh Nien Road, Yen Phu ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi Opening Hours: Daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday to Sunday) Tel: +84 4 3829 3869 Entrance fee: free of Charge Dress code: Cloths to cover your knees & shoulders Although it’s now set on an islet on the West Lake (Hồ Tây), the Tran Quoc Pagoda was originally buit on banks of the Red River before it was relocated in 1615 due to the encroachment of Red River. Surrounded by lush of green, Tran Quoc Buddhist Temple was a favourite pagoda amongst the kings and royal families for festivals, full moons, and Tet Celebration.