Tay Ho Pagoda
Address: Dang Thai Mai, Hanoi
Open hours: 08:00 – 17:30
Named after the lake it sits beside, the pagoda occupies a superb position on a tongue of land projecting into the water. It is dedicated to Thanh Mau, the Mother Goddess, who appeared on the lake as a pretty girl, smiling and reciting poetry to a fisherman, then vanished.
It is one of Hanoi's most popular pagodas, attracting many worshipers on the first and 15th of each lunar month. It’s also a delightful place to visit, particularly as part of a trip around the lake by boat – it has its own landing stage.