Tran Quoc Pagoda

Address: On the side of Westlake, next to Thanh Nien Street

Opening: 8:00 – 17:00

Price: Free

Stops: In front of Tran Quoc Pagoda, next to normal bus stop


Situated on West Lake in a goldfish-shaped island, Tran Quoc is like a lovely pearl of the capital. Built in the 6th century with the initial name “Khai quốc” (opening the country), after many times of restoration and renaming, this is currently the oldest pagoda in 1000 pagodas in Hanoi. The name “Trấn quốc” (protecting the nation) was named by King Le Hy Tong in the 17th century