Quan Thanh Temple

Taoist temple in West Lake

Updated: March 15, 2024 04:42 AM

Quan Thanh Temple is located in West Lake (Lake in Vietnam), Vietnam. It's address is Đ. Thanh Niên, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 118810, Vietnam.

Đ. Thanh Niên, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 118810, Vietnam

2RVP+6H Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam

Check Time Table for Quan Thanh Temple

Monday8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM
Thursday8 AM to 5 PM
Friday8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday8 AM to 5 PM
Sunday8 AM to 5 PM

Questions & Answers

Where is Quan Thanh Temple?

Quan Thanh Temple is located at: Đ. Thanh Niên, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 118810, Vietnam.

What are the coordinates of Quan Thanh Temple?

Coordinates: 21.0430052, 105.8364597

Quan Thanh Temple Reviews

Barnali Dash
2024-02-08 09:57:40 GMT

I took a Grab to Tran Quoc Pagoda & from there walked here on pedestrian road by the west lake. From here I walked to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum & then to temple of a literature (they are all in the vicinity) & you can visit if you don’t mind walking. This has an entry fee of 30k VND, I wouldn’t say it’s that great…you can skip if you are running short on time. Nicely maintained Taoist temple. Has historic significance

Sasmini Bandara
2024-03-11 12:06:48 GMT

An interesting experience. Ticket is 10k VND per person.

2024-03-14 17:20:34 GMT

Quán Thánh Temple (Vietnamese: Đền Quán Thánh), also known as Trấn Vũ Temple (Sino-Vietnamese: Chân Vũ Quán, chữ Hán: 真武觀), is a Taoist temple in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dated to the 11th century, the temple was dedicated to Xuan Wu, or Trấn Vũ (chữ Hán: 鎮武) in Vietnamese, one of the principal deities in Taoism. As one of the Four Sacred Temples of the capital, Quan Thánh Temple is located near West Lake in a ward of the same name: Quán Thánh Ward; and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Hanoi. The temple's name means Place (alternatively shop/restaurant) of the Gods. The name of the long street running by the temple is also called 'Quán Thánh' street.
Legend has it that Quán Thánh Temple was established during the reign of Emperor Lý Thái Tổ (reigned 1010–1028) and was dedicated to Trấn Vũ, Deity of the North in Taoism, whose symbols of power are the serpent and turtle (see section on Animal Symbolism below).It is one of the Four Sacred Temples that were built in four directions to protect the capital from malevolent spirits. Quán Thánh protects from the North, while the other three temples protect from the other directions: Bạch Mã from the East, Kim Liên from the South, and Voi Phục from the West.] In Hanoi, there is also a second Trấn Vũ Temple in the Gia Lâm District. Though smaller than Quán Thánh Temple, this smaller temple is also dedicated to Trấn Vũ with a 9-tonne statue of the deity.

Ken Bollion
2023-10-07 10:47:36 GMT

Very nice and serene temple. Very quiet while still in the busy center of Hanoi. Only 30K entrance.

Town Traveller
2023-08-15 22:29:23 GMT

$1.50 entrance fee, and you can enter this temple. Simple yet, you feel relaxed, and you just want to sit and look up the trees and the surroundings and think nothing at all.

Ngọc Lê
2023-08-10 14:19:21 GMT

Located in the same name ward near the West Lake, easily reached by a short walk from Truc Bach Lake, the Quan Thanh Temple (Vietnamese: Đền Quán Thánh), formerly known as Tran Vu Temple, is a Taoist temple in Hanoi, Vietnam. Famous as one of 4 Sacred Temples of ancient Thang Long citadel (White Horse Temple in the East, Temple of Kneeling Elephant in the West, and Kim Lien Temple in the South) and dated to the 11th century, the temple was one of the principal deities in Taoism and also one of the leading tourist attractions in Hanoi nowadays.

The temple’s name means Place of the Gods. The name of the long street running by the temple is also called ‘Quán Thánh’ street

Craig Lock
2024-03-11 07:16:33 GMT

I didn't have time to go in, but it looks like it's worth a visit.

Sagor Ahmed
2023-09-19 16:01:15 GMT

This place is nice. Old vibe and historic.
Ticket needs for this place.

warwick harrison
2023-12-02 06:34:38 GMT

A moment of peace, quiet and reflection, away from the hustle and bustle. A small surprise.

Ashley Lambert
2023-07-13 12:14:08 GMT

We found this to be one of the nicer temples that we visited, the grounds were small but nice and the interior was worth seeing and it was quiet and not crowded so you could really observe and enjoy

2023-02-03 16:02:02 GMT

This is the place where they had government officers raised up and taught very strictly. The place is cool, filled with old trees and the equipment at the time to teach writing. There is also shirk happening in some rooms where they worship idols. When you walk in the place you can see the food, fruits, and beer offered to these idols. I always thought don't they ever realize these are just objects and they won't ever speak nor eat?

I hope people start questioning some of their believes that lead them astray.

Vivan Bhimani
2023-04-23 17:35:27 GMT

Beautiful temple
Bamyan tree part is the best which depicts the pure friendship between India and Vietnam !!
Temple was very quite and peaceful ...enjoyed

Chris Sutcliffe
2023-02-15 11:15:19 GMT

Lovely 11th century taoist temple a short taxi ride from the old quarter. We'll worth a visit. There is a good coffee shop across the road.
From here you can walk to Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum.

Ngọc Vương Văn
2024-02-19 07:17:05 GMT

The temple is open for visitors to visit and worship from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. On the 1st and 15th day of every month, the temple will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In particular, on New Year's Eve, the temple is open until the end of the night for people to come and pray for peace. Ticket price to visit Quan Thanh Temple is 10,000 VND/person, free for children.

Anjan Guha Roy
2023-04-19 12:19:29 GMT

Beautiful Taoist temple in the heart of Hanoi. The ambience is peaceful. Entry is 10000 Dong.

chinL ch
2023-12-08 15:06:40 GMT

A beautiful old temple to visit if you are in Hanoi.

Gerlie Gedoria
2023-12-29 16:00:27 GMT

Quan Thanh Temple in Hanoi is an enchanting escape. The black bronze statue of Tran Vu exudes a powerful presence, and the intricate architecture whispers tales of centuries past. Amidst the spiritual ambiance, it becomes a personal journey into Vietnam's rich cultural tapestry, leaving lasting memories of tranquility and heritage.

Too bad I misplaced the photos.

Nick G
2024-01-30 05:33:27 GMT

It's a peaceful and relaxing stop.

Lilla Kocsis
2019-06-03 19:10:02 GMT

Such a peaceful temple! Go early in the morning to beat the crowds. It is possible to sit in the garden on the benches for reflection, you'll immediately notice the birds and butterflies. The surroundings are beautifully maintained and it is highly ornate inside. So much beauty!

Ngo Hai Anh
2019-12-03 03:36:13 GMT

Located at a corner of old Co Ngu Road, present-day Thanh Nien Road and Quan Thanh Street, near Hanoi's West and Truc Bach Lakes, Quan Thanh Temple with its spacious and charming landscape helps highlight the ancient and romantic beauty of this area. Legend has it that the Temple existed in the south of the To Lich River. After King Ly Thai To established the capital (1010), the Temple was moved to the north-west of the capital. It is one of the 'Thang Long tu tran' - four famous sacred temples, which also includes Bach Ma (White Horse), Voi Phuc (Kneeling Elephant) and Kim Lien, honouring the Gods who guard at four main directions (East - West - South - North) of the ancient Thang Long Citadel. The Temple is dedicated to Saint Huyen Thien Tran Vu who guarded and administered the north of the country. That is why it is also known as the Tran Vu Temple. Quan Thanh Temple is not only famous for bronze cast statutes but also the art of wood carving. The temple's wooden structures were carved skillfully with different shapes and patterns, such as four sacred animals, fish, fir-trees, bamboo trees, flower baskets, wine gourds, swords and daily activities on the heaven and the earth. All were created with the art style of the Le Dynasty. Through the many ups and downs of history, the Temple has retained its unique structure, beautifying the landscape of Hanoi . It has become a famous religious cultural place of Hanoians and an important historical and cultural relic of the country.

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Lake in Vietnam

West Lake is the biggest freshwater lake of Hanoi, Vietnam, located northwest of the city center. With a shore length of 17 kilometres and 500 hectares in area, this is the largest lake of the capital and a popular place for recreation with many surrounding gardens, hotels and villas. source

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