Tran Quoc Pagoda located on an island east of Ho Tay (West Lake District), the temple has a history of 1500 years, is considered to be the oldest in Thang Long - Hanoi. Temple architecture with harmonious combination between the majestic, ancient landscape between the quiet elegance of a vast lake bearing. Buddhist center of Thang Long in the Ly and Tran. With the value of history and architecture, Tran Quoc Pagoda, famous sacred place of the Buddha, is the attraction of many Buddhists and visitors, foreign tourism in Vietnam.
Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on an island south of the West Lake, is one of the most scenic spots in Thang Long Le dynasty, Ba Dinh District (Hanoi).
According to the legend, the temple was built during the pre-Ly Nam De (541-547) in Yen Hoa village, near the Red River, called the "Founding Fathers" (ie, open water).
Under the reign of King Ly Nhan Tong, Queen Y Lan has repeatedly come to the temple with the monks conversation.
Each year, the Red River to to do foot river erosion. So, in 1615 King Le Kinh Tong, displaced villagers Yen temple mound Taurus (goldfish).
King Le Hy Tong dating Chinh Hoa (1681-1705), was renamed Tran Quoc Pagoda. Picture horizontal "Tran Quoc Tu" hanging at the time of worship today are made from it.
In 1821, King Minh Mang to visit the temple, the 20 ounces of silver to repair. In 1842, King Thieu Tri to visit the temple, the first gold coins and 200 cash, renamed the pagoda Tran Bac.
Famous sacred is the most scenic periods, the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda is usually where the king dwells current price to the scene and ritual on the full moon day, holidays.
In particular, in the Ly and Tran, many palaces were built here, such as supply Thuy Hoa, Nguyen function for the rest and relaxation of the king.
Undergone a lot of restoration phase, the appearance of the temple there are many changes. Song architectural scale and also keep up to date the results of the restoration in 1815 with a large area over 3,000 m 2, including a garden facade tower, curators, guest house, two corridors described property, and electricity.
This ancient temple is preserved many valuable artifacts such as statues in the upper hall. These statues are meticulously artifacts, to refine and bring its own unique beauty. Most remarkable is the statue of Shakyamuni entered Nirvana is considered beautiful statue Nirvana in Vietnam.
On the campus of the temple with the tree 50 years old 1959 by the President of India awarded the President's official visit to Vietnam.
With the value of history and architecture, Tran Quoc Pagoda is famous today not only the sacred feet of the Buddha, attracted many Buddhists to worship but also the attraction of visitors, tourists travel in and out of the water .