Chua Tran Quoc
Originally built in the sixth century, Chua Tran Quoc is the country’s pagoda, a beautiful testament to how dedicated Vietnamese people are in preserving and honouring history and culture.
From a distance, Chua Tran Quoc commands attention just by its striking red exterior, a colour that symbolises prosperity and luck. Inside, relics from the 17th century, religious artifacts, statues of symbolic flowers, and an Indian Bodhi Tree give tourists a glimpse of what Vietnamese Buddhist believe in. A beautiful reflection of Chua Tran Quoc can be seen in nearby West Lake and Truc Bach Lake –a sight that makes the attraction more picturesque.
Chua Tran Quoc is located at Thanh Nien, Hanoi.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 7:30 to 11:30, and 13:30 to 18:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Hanoi via AirAsia, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.
- From the city centre, board a mototaxi to Chua Tran Quoc.
- Solo travelers
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 1 hour to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Schedule your visit to this attraction between 8:00 to 11:00.
Dining options near Chua Tran Quoc include Banh Tom Ho Tay, Cong Capche, Summit Lounge, Ming Restaurant, and Sy Phu Restaurant.
- Ho Chi Minh Museum
- Lenin Park
- Old Quarter
- Hoay Kiem Lake
For accommodations, you can avail it from Hanoi hotels like Hanoi Rocks Hostel, Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel, and Hanoi Buddy Inn, Cocoon Hotel, Central Backpackers Hotel, and Thaison Palace Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 100.