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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Tran Quoc Pagoda

The Trấn Quốc Pagoda in Hanoi is the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Lý Nam Đế (from 544 until 548), thus giving it an age of more than 1,450 years. When founded the temple was named Khai Quoc (National Founding) and was sited on the shores of the Red River, outside of the Yen Phu Dyke.

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Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Copyright: © Dong Bui