Hanoi: Trấn Quốc Pagoda

Trấn Quốc Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, originally constructed in the 6th century. Originally it was sited on the shores of the Red River. But confronted with the river's encroachment, the temple was relocated in 1615 to the Golden Fish islet of West Lake. Visitors are given incense to be burned before offerings of food or small amounts of money are presented as presents to the gods for good luck.