This stately prayer house once served many ambassadors who called on by the Le kings. A hall named Quan Su was built in the 15th century to receive these guests, mostly Buddhists, and a pagoda was built for them in which they could comfortably worship. The hall burned to the ground, but the pagoda was saved.
The Ambassador’s Pagoda escaped destruction a second time, as it was the only pagoda not burned or ransacked in the final chaotic days of the Le dynasty. This pagoda sees more action than most in town, as it serves as headquarters for the Vietnam Buddhist Association. Government elites often make official visits to the pagoda, and people commonly hold “send-off” ceremonies here for the souls of family members who have recently died.
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Address: 73 Quan Su St., Ha Noi, Vietnam
- Daily 7:30–11:30, 1:30–5:30