"Bach Ma Temple" Bach Ma Temple Tip by myspices

Bach Ma Temple, Hanoi: 7 reviews and 19 photos

  Front entrance of Bach Ma Temple
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  • Front entrance of Bach Ma Temple - Hanoi
      Front entrance of Bach Ma Temple
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  • Red columns support the structure of the temple - Hanoi
      Red columns support the structure of the temple
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  • Dragon panel in the interior of temple - Hanoi
      Dragon panel in the interior of temple
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"Bach Ma" in Chinese means "white horse". It is a little temple near to Cua O Quan Chuong (Old East Gate). It rather old at the exterior as well as the interior. There was no one attending to the temple when we were there. Columns of red pillars and a panel of well carved pictures of the dragons - very Chinese.

Legend
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Ly King used the pagoda to pray for assistance in building the city walls because they collapsed every time they were erected. His prayers were answered when a white horse appeared out of the temple and guided him to the site where the walls could be safely built.
This is evidenced by the Cua O Quan Chuong (Old East Gate) which is near to the Bach Ma Temple

Address: Intersection between Pho Hang Buom and Hang Giay
Directions: Within Old Quarters - go to Pho Hang Ngang, past a row of clothing shops, and right onto Pho Hang Buom.

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  • Written Feb 7, 2006
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