Largest in Hanoi! 4-ton Statue of Bronze Statue in ” Đen Quan Thanh “

a small temple ” Đền Quán Thánh (鎮武観)” on the banks of the largest lake Hồ Tây) in Hanoi. It is very close to 鎮国寺temple which I introduced yesterday, so I visited there by the way.

When you go there, you can feel the history of the main hall and the massive interior decoration. In addition, a bronze statue of 4t “玄天鎮武神像Statue”, said to be the largest in Hanoi, is enshrined there. Despite its small size, the temple was worth seeing.


Access to Đền Quán Thánh

Đền Quán Thánh is located southeast of Hanoi’s largest lake (Hồ Tây). It is very close to ” Chua Tran Quoc ” which I introduced yesterday, and many tourists visit these 2 places as a set (I’m one of them.).

Google Maps just won’t show up when you type ” Đền Quán Thánh ” so you can just type Đền Quán Thánh ” in Vietnamese and it’ll show up. It is close to the ruins of Thang Long, so you can walk there, but the bus stop “192 A Quán Thánh” is nearby.

鎮武観den-quan-thanh

The white stone facade that says ” Đền Quán Thánh ” is the landmark. It has a very historical atmosphere!

Admission: 10,000 dong

鎮武観のチケット

The entrance fee for Đền Quán Thánh is 10,000 dong. You don’t have a ticket, you just pay the staff at the entrance.

鎮武観の中庭

When you go through the entrance, there is a courtyard, and behind that there is a main hall. Like here, there are many Westerners in the temples in Hanoi.

鎮武観のヌイノンボ

In front of the main hall is a temporary mountain called “Nuinombo”. Nuinonbo looks like a bonsai and is common in Vietnamese temples.

鎮武観のベンチ

There are benches in the wooded courtyard, so it might be nice to sit here and cool down. It is quite comfortable as the wind passes through!

The largest bronze statue in Vietnam “玄天鎮武神”

鎮武観の本堂

Next, toward the main hall! It’s not a big building, but it has a historical appearance. The front entrance is open and you can enter freely.

den-quan-thanhの入口

It is said that this Đền Quán Thánh was built in 1677, but the history of this temple is much older than that, and its construction dates back to around the 11 century.

It was originally built to protect the “Tan Long Castle” a little south of here, from threats from the north (China at the time), but if you think about it, it has something in common with the current South China Sea issues. It’s like … all the time.

den-quan-thanhの内部

The inside is surprisingly wide, and the contrast of black, red and gold is amazing! This is one of the most dignified temples I’ve ever seen in Hanoi, and it’s worth seeing!

鎮武観の銅像

The main attraction of this temple is this “玄天鎮武神” statue. It’s four meters tall and weighs four tons, making it the largest statue in Vietnam.

玄天鎮武神像

It is believed that touching the feet of this statue of 玄天鎮武神, which carries a turtle and a snake, brings divine blessings, but I am not sure if I should touch it, …。

Đền Quán Thánh (鎮武観)

鎮武観の基本情報

  • Address:Thanh Niên, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội
  • Opening House:7:30~17:00

That’s why I visited Đền Quán Thánh on my way to Chua Tran Quoc in Hồ Tây, but the inside of the main hall with a profound sense is quite impressive, so I think it’s worth visiting. However, I don’t think you are going to visit this place, so it would be better to take a walk around Lake Hồ Tây and visit Chua Tran Quoc as mentioned above.

That’s all about Đền Quán Thánh! See also articles about Chua Tran Quoc nearby → 「鎮国寺」Chùa Trấn Quốc

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