Located in the heart of the Old Quarter at 76 Hang Buom Street in the Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi, the small Bach Ma Temple (means White Horse in english) is more than 1,000 years old, the oldest temple in the capital city included in your Vietnam Tour Packages.
Horse shoes are lucky charms in some countries. In Hanoi, a horse’s hoof prints were once considered good luck and the city honors a white horse as its patron saint. A temple to this revered spirit, the White Horse or Bach Ma Temple (in Chinese, formerly used by the Vietnamese for literary or poetic purposes, bach means white and ma is horse), is located at 76 Hang Buom Street in the city’s old quarter. Most of the present structure dates from the 18th century and significant restoration has taken place during the past decade. Bach Ma Temple is fairly active for worship.
More information about Bach Ma Temple
Bach Ma Temple
76 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Open daily except Monday: 8.00am – 11.00am and 2.00pm – 5.00pm
(On the 1st & 15rd Lunar Celendar, the Temple is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm)