Tran Quoc Pagoda


Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake and Truc Bach area.

One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda looks new with its clean orange bricks. What gives it a photogenic advantage is the backdrop of the eastern shore of West Lake (Ho Tay). It's just off Ð Thanh Nien, which divides this lake from Truc Bach Lake. A stela here, dating from 1639, tells the history of this site. The pagoda was rebuilt in the 15th century and again in 1842.