Trấn Quốc Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chùa Trấn Quốc, Chinese: 鎭國寺) is a Buddhist temple located on a West Lake islet, Hanoi, Vietnam. Tran Quoc means “Stabilizing the Nation” in Vietnamese.
Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De. Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi was supposedly founded 1,400 years ago by King Ly Nam De with the name Khai Quoc (National Founder). At first it was built outside the Yen Phu Dyke and the move to West Lake. Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoiwas then named Khai Quoc, meaning “founding the country.” It has been named An Quoc, Tran Quoc and Tran Bac. With architecture harmonious with nature, the pagoda complements the beautiful scenery around the lake. One of the present statues inside Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi was fashioned in 1639.
Features of Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi include
- A bodhi tree is situated in the gardens of the Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi. It was taken from a cutting of the original tree, under which Buddha sat and achieved enlightenment.
- The island and pagoda provide a beautiful backdrop, particularly when viewed at sunset.
- Visitors must be appropriately attired and long trousers are required for men.
The existing building of Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi originated from the last repair work done in 1815, including the triple gate, the main pagoda, the sitting room, the ancestral worship chamber and the garden tower.
Trấn Quốc Pagoda [Chùa Trấn Quốc]
Galery Tran Quoc Pagoda