USD

Quan Thanh Temple Hanoi

Famous Temple in Ba Dinh

Quan Thanh Temple is a Taoist temple build during the Ly Dynasty (1010-1225) and can be found in Hanoi. They have built this place to honour ‘Tran Vo’ the ‘God of the North’ which was beloved by all local Taoists and used the tortoise and snake as symbols of power. The name Quan Thanh therefore resembles the temple’s meaning as it translates to ‘Place of the Gods’.

To protect Hanoi from bad spirits and influences they built four sacred temples in the four wind directions of the city of which Quan Thach temple is the protector of the North. The other three temples are Bach Ma (East), Kim Liem (South) and Than Linh Lang (West). A true masterpiece that you will find in this temple is the four metre tall bronze statue of Tran Vu holding a snake and tortoise. In Vietnamese animal symbolism the snake stands for wealth and the tortoise for protection.

Read More

The complex consists of a beautiful gate, bronze statue, bronze bell, shrines, carved poems, banyan trees and much more. If you are into history and culture it is surely a great sight to visit. To enter the complex it will cost you VND 10.000 (US$ 0.5) and it is located at the edge of Truc Bach Lake which takes roughly fifteen minutes to reach from the Old Quarter.

Quan Thanh Temple Hanoi

  • Opening Hours: 05:00-19:00
  • Location: Southern shore of Truc Bach Lake, Ba Dinh District (5 minutes’ walk from the Presidential Palace)
  • Price Range: 10,000 VND
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Related Pages

  • All Hotels in Ba Dinh

    Ba Dinh District hotels feature cosy guestrooms and suites, warm hospitality and onsite facilities, as well as easy Read More»

  • Ta Cu Mountain

    Ta Cu Mountain in Phan Thiet comprises 250,000 square metres of lush rainforests, rare wildlife, limestone caves, and Read More»

  • 10 Best Spa Resorts in Hue

    The best spa resorts in Hue offer not only luxurious pampering services, but also easy access to the city’s historical Read More»

  • 10 Best Things to Do in Ba Dinh District

    This section of Ba Dinh District’s most popular attractions is ideal for travellers looking to learn about Vietnam’s Read More»

  • Dragon Bridge in Da Nang

    Dragon Bridge in Da Nang is the longest bridge in Vietnam, offering a dazzling display of lights, fire, and water that Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Vietnam

    Top 10 Hotels in Vietnam

    Vietnam's colonial heritage means that many of its older hotels have a delightful balance of French and Asian Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...