Tran Quoc Pagoda
Tran Quoc Pagoda, also known as Khai Quoc Pagoda, was built back in Ly Nam De Dynasty. It used to lie right next to Red River, however, after being removed and restored for many times, now it lies in a peninsula in the east of the West Lake. It is one of the most popular religious spots for Bhuddists not only in Vietnam but also from all over the world. In 2016, The Daily Mail called it one of the most beautiful pagodas in the world. Even though the pagoda attracts many visitors everyday, it still remains its antiquity, solemnity and tranquility on its own, so that most visitors can find their inner peace here.
Phuc Khanh Pagoda
Phuc Khanh Pagoda is a pagoda of many names. The locals call it Thinh Quang Pagoda or So Pagoda as it lies near the famous So Intersection. It was built at the end of the Tran Dynasty - the beginning of the Le Dynasty. During the Vietnam War, it was bombed and set on fire many times, after the war ended, it was quickly restored.
In the present days, it's still a favourite destination of Ha Noi people to wish for blessings during Tet.
Quan Su Temple
Lying on the Quan Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Quan Su Temple is a very important temple in Ha Noi. It is one of the very few temples where the name and the pair of the wood panels are written in Vietnamese instead of Chinese. Quan Su Temple was built in the 15th century to welcome ambassadors from other countries coming to Vietnam, therefore it is chosen as the headquarter of the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam.
Tay Ho Pagoda
Tay Ho Pagoda is loacted in Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, it's 4 kilometers away from the city center. The pagoda was built in the 17th century to worship Queen Lieu Hanh, one of the Four Immortals from Vietnamese legends. It is also a highly popular place to visit for families during Tet holiday.
Ha Pagoda is located in Cau Giay District. According to old legends, it was built and worshipped by a wealthy family from Boi Khe, therefore, the family tombs still lie inside the pagoda till now. Some generals of Trieu Viet Vuong are also worshipped in this pagoda.