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Ngoc Son Temple

Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 8 3910 0555
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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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  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
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“red bridge” (89 reviews)
“hoan kiem lake” (137 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ancient temple in Hanoi you should visit. It was not much to see. But if you have nothing to do, just do it.

Thank Kamsan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so wicked hot when we went to the lake the evening of our arrival it wasn't until we actually started to get our tickets I decided I'd feel better coming back with covering for my shoulders and knees. It isn't much but it...More

Thank ruthandvern
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Kindergarten, I may recall that we kids were told about a legend regarding turtles and a lake. Unfortunately, I have missed this day, maybe I had smallpox. Otherwise I would have been quite excited to see the place where the legend and beautiful...More

Thank 127Fred
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked around Hoan Kem Lake with a pagoda & the Ngnoc Son Temple in the middle of the lake, as part of our tour. You can access the island where the temple is located by crossing the Rising Sun Bridge. A nice break from...More

Thank kenl461
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opposite the Puppet theatre, this temple is accessed via a quaint red wooden bridge. Lovely views of the lake and the Turtle Pagoda. The temple is small and its architecture is delightful. Locals come to pray. Peaceful and far from the madding crowds and the...More

Thank zenu
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The island called Jade Mountain, at the top end of Hoan Kiem Lake, now is the site of a temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao, the 13th century general who led the Vietnamese defeat of three Mongol invasions. It's a good example of how Vietnamese...More

Thank blackeaglejim
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I ventured out early on Sunday morning, and it was quite peaceful at the temple except for a few groups holding up foot bridge traffic for pictures. The visit cost 30,000 dong, which sounds prohibitive but actually was $1.32. Pictures are allowed, so I got...More

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Ngoc Son Temple was built in the 18th century on Jade Island in the centre of the ‘Lake of the Returned Sword’ or Hoan Kiem Lake. This small island is accessible by the iconic Huc Bridge or Rising Sun Bridge, a charming red painted wooden...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The is an extremely popular place, you walk across the iconic red bridge and then you can walk all around the temple grounds and then go inside to check it out. There are photo ops every few feet, vibrant flowers, trees, the lake itself, and...More

Thank finesilver
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Beautiful, and historical temple built on a small island on Hoan kiem lake . Get your ticket before you walk over the ornate red bridge which links it to the city,On entering the grounds of the Temple of Jade you will pass through an ornately...More

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