The 1,500-year architecture has a harmonious combination of the majestic and ancient features with the elegant landscape on the immense, peaceful and quiet water surface. It  was also the Buddhist center of Thang Long during the Ly and Tran dynasties as the king and mandarins often chose Tran Quoc as a sight-seeing and worshiping place during festivals and lunar new year.

Appreciating the historical and religious values as well as landscape, the French School of the Far East (École française d'Extrême-Orient - EFEO) classified the pagoda as the 10th historic building in Indochina. In 1962, it was recognized as a national historical relics site.


The overview of Tran Quoc pagoda

The pagoda has specific characteristics of Vietnamese ancient architecture.

 

Ancient features in the pagoda

It has attracted many Vietnamese and foreign visitors. (Photos by N Phuong)

Compiled by BTA