Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Attraction 50 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 26-04-2017

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Must see
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
0.00 USD

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ly Quoc Su pagoda is another well-known temples in Ha Noi. It presents for the belief of Vietnamese in their national religion. It's a nice break from the crowd of Ha Noi.

Image copyrights belong to authors

Why Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is special ?

Located at 50 Ly Quoc Su Street in the Old Quarter, only 50m from St Joseph's Cathedral, Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is one of the oldest ones of its kind in Hanoi. Built in 1131, Ly Quoc Su Pagoda has been renovated several times, especially in 1954 when it was destroyed during the French colonial period. Nonetheless, this nearly-900-year-old Vietnamese-styled temple has preserved many precious antiques like Buddha statue or the precious bell of Tu Chung, as well as the meticulous architecture of unique carving patterns.


Source: https://www.vietnamonline.com/

What to explore at Ly Quoc Su Pagoda?

In the past, the Pagoda belonged to Tien Thi village, Tien Tuc, Tho Xuong District. Ly Quoc Su Pagoda worships the Buddhist Monk of the Ly Dynasty, which lasted from 10th to 12th centuries. Nguyen Chi Thanh-the full name of the Monk, was born on 1066 in Dien Xa Village, Ninh Binh Province, under the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong (holding power from 1138 to 1175).

When Nguyen Chi Thanh was 11 years old, he began practicing to become a monk. His teacher was one of the most well-known monks over the country-Tu Dao Hanh, who really admired Nguyen Chi Thanh for his talent. After successfully healing King Ly Thanh Tong of a seemingly incurable disease, Nguyen Chi Thanh was honored with the title of Ly Quoc Su-or the Breat Monk and Merit teacher of the whole nation. The King also himself supervised the construction of a 12-storey tower residential quarter that he gifted for Ly Quoc Su, which was situated right next to Bao Thien Pagoda of Thang Long Capital.

Ly Quoc Su lived in the quarter, preaching Buddhist sutra, teaching medicine, curing illness for people of surrounding area, and especially, training craftsmen with bronze casting skill. That was the reason why Ly Quoc Su was also named the Saint of the bronze casting craft. When he died at the age of 75 at Giao Thuy Pagoda in Nam Dinh, King Ly Thanh Tong decided to turn the quarter into a temple to worship both Buddha and Ly Quoc Su, together with several pagoda all over the country such as Giao Thuy in Nam Dinh or Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh. His title “Ly Quoc Su” has become the name of the street running from Hang Bong Street to Nha Tho Street while his real name Nguyen Chi Thanh is taken to address a long beautiful street in the business district of Hanoi.

Nowadays, Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is a popular worshipping place for the local on the first and fifteenth day of every month in Lunar Calendar.

Source: https://www.vietnamonline.com/

How to get to Ly Quoc Su Pagoda?

Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is at 50 Ly Quoc Su street. It only takes about 15 minutes from the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Selling points

  • A beautiful and ancient site
  • Nice place to see
  • Nice quiet break from the business
  • Oldest pagoda in Hanoi
  • Worth a Short Trip
9 Days in Hanoi, Sapa & Halong Bay

Are you planning a trip to Hanoi? Check out popular trips from our experts. Copy and make it to your own plan. Customize it Now!

Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
238.81 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
32 places

View

Location

Address

50 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Plan a trip to Hanoi based on your personalized interests.

Tips for you

  • It is lovely to walk around and just sit inside this Pagoda.
    Enjoy
  • Nowadays, Ly Quoc Su Pagoda is a popular worshipping place for the local on the first and fifteenth day of every month in Lunar Calendar.
    Experience
  • Many beautiful statue inside and the place was very sacred due to many people pray inside.
    Experience
  • If you intend to go a guide would be useful or you won't get much out of it.
    Experience
  • You should not wear the short pants when visiting the pagoda.
    What to wear
  • There are as well some interesting celebrations throughout the year especially around November as worshippers are coming to pray for the deceased.
    Other
  • No admission fee but donation are accepted.
    Other
  • There is not much explanation or description in English.
    Other
  • You should not litter the garbage in the pagoda
    Other
  • You should not make a noise.
    Other
  • You must be careful with the thieves.
    Safety
  • Many people know Ly Quoc Su Pagoda because the local people come here in spring to wish for happiness and prosperity.
    Location
  • It is Located at 50 Ly Quoc Su Street in the Old Quarter, only 50m from St Joseph's Cathedral.
    Location
  • A serene place and offers good glimpse of vietnamese temple culture.
    Location

0 Comment

Itineraries include Ly Quoc Su Pagoda

Scroll to top