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Address: Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 8 3910 0555
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and...

This temple alongside Lake Hoan Kiem was built in the 19th century, and named after Saint Van Xuong. Confucian scholar Nguyen Van Sieu had a large pen-shaped tower built at the entrance of

the temple in 1864, featuring three Chinese characters, Ta Thanh Thien, which literally means "to write on the blue sky is to imply the height of a genuine and righteous person's determination and will."

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nice place for photograph

there's nothing much, but this site is perfect who travel with expensive camera. simple yet traditional temple with a lot of trees which made it very comfortable for a short break... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

there's nothing much, but this site is perfect who travel with expensive camera. simple yet traditional temple with a lot of trees which made it very comfortable for a short break photograp session

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Dhaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ngoc Son Temple is an interesting temple on an island in Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. It is right near the famous roundabout, and you need to cross the iconic Red bridge leading to this temple in the middle of the green lake. Entrance fee is 3000 dong per person. This temple truly makes you feel a sense of peace... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This temple is primarily interesting because of its location on the lake. However, it also has an 11 level pagoda that is very attractive. All parts of the temple are colorful and interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's located on the lake and gives some lovely views across the area. That being said, you can get similar views from anywhere around the lake - and that's free! The red bridge is also accessible without needing to buy a ticket. There's not much inside other than the main temple itself and I didn't spend more than 15 minutes... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ngoc Son temple was the closest to my lodging in Hanoi. This is one temple with so much in store within it and out. Inside you have a lot of pavilions to rest in and ponder your thoughts for the day. The temple proper is very well kept, spend a few time to pray if you can. The temple is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful setting and location for this Temple. Accessed by pedestrian bridge (red). Temple itself is quite simple compared to some other similar Temples in the city. This Temple is set apart from others purely by its location on the Lake. Visiting at night becomes a completely different location......lighting changes the view completely. Well worth visiting when in this area of... More 

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Brunei
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is on the island in Hoan Kiem Lake so plan your visit combining both sights. You will hardly miss it since it is the 'entrance' to the bridge. The temple contains the turtle relic, associated with the legend of the lake.

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is on the island in Lake of the Restored Sword, plan your visit combining both sights. The temple contains the turtle relic, associated with the legend of the lake.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hoan Kiem Lake at night, a location of this Ngoc Son Temple. There a red bridge to go to this temple. Lights at night made the bridge also the temple became beautiful. Nice spots for photography. Quite crowd when we visited there. Many tourists and locals came to explore the lake and surrounding including this temple. If you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is included into the city tour, so you can participate in (9am-3pm or so) or visit by yourself.

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