Ho Chi Minh

Jade Emperor Pagoda

The Pagoda to the Jade Emperor is a unique pagoda that incorporates a traditional Taoist Temple. It’s a welcoming space with rare and interesting artefacts. You can also visit the King of Hell, the corridor of torments, and the Goddesses of Fertility and Mercy.
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Vietnam

Con Dao Island: Infamous Hell Prison Turned Paradise

Con Dao Island was once feared for its horrific Tiger Cages in the infamous Con Dao Prison. Now, it’s more a paradise of nature trails through Con Dao National Park. Its beaches and islands are ideal for snorkeling and fishing. Find out how to get to this exotic hideaway.
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Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda: A Buddhist Lotus Pedestal in Hanoi

One Pillar Pagoda, otherwise known as the Lotus Pedestal at Dien Huu Pagoda, dates to the second Ly King. Discover why it’s shaped like a lotus and built in a pond dedicated to Guan Yin. A visit to this tranquil pagoda is also a chance to see a Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya.
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Hanoi

West Lake: Tranquility Amid Temples and Pagodas

West Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi with a most tranquil atmosphere. While strolling around, visit a mythical princess at Tay Ho Temple, or the God of the North Star at Quan Thanh Temple. But first, read about the fox and buffalo and other names for the lake.
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