Quan Thanh Temple – Hanoi

Thanh Nien St, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Quan Thanh Temple is located south of the dike separating the West Lake Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi. This Taoist temple is a historical and cultural vestige from XI century.

Quan Thanh Temple is located south of the dike separating the West Lake Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi. This Taoist temple is a historical and cultural vestige from XI century. Quan Thanh temple dedicated to worship the genius guardian of the North. This is one of the most remarkable temples in Hanoi and should not miss it.

This magnificent temple was erected at the time to venerate the memory of God Huyen Thien Tran Vu, a strong protector of the North, therefore this temple is also known as Tran Vu Temple.

The latest renovation dated from the nineteenth century. This temple has a beautiful entrance facade with three portals. Opposite the entrance is four big pillars decorated with design of phoenixes, tigers and other sacred animals in Vietnamese culture. The temple also has a patio decorated by a pond.

Inside the temple you can admire a black bronze statue measuring 3.96 meters and weighing about 4 tons from 1677 representing of the God Huyen Thien Tran Vu.

Burning incense whiffs in air combine with the quiet making the tranquility not only in atmosphere but also in soul.

We highly recommend this attraction for those who desire discovering architecture, religious culture and a place away of noise and busle.

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