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Ngoc Son Temple

Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 8 3910 0555
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Dinh Tien Hoang St., Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 8 3910 0555
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Set at the end of a beautiful Lake, this Temple provides peace to the locals, a place to worship and offer fruit/gifts to the gods. On a misty day, the lake seems quite gloomy, locals believe the turtle still lives in the lake. The Temple...More

Thank Carol-Anne E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great little temple but it's super busy with locals and tourists. It's VND30,000/adult. There's a lovely breeze on the island so if it's hot and you're flagging, it's worth the walk just to cool down. There's beautiful deities/idols and photography isn't an...More

Thank HappySnappyGirls
Reviewed 4 days ago

First place we visited in Hanoi. On a lake there is this old temple you can can visit. Since it is still in use by the locals, you have to respect the prayers and the offerings. But definitely worth a visit.

Thank Stephane L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Give it a 3.5 stars. This is a famous temple that over looking the lake. It is well kept. It does get busy with the tourists and locals too. It is peaceful even though it is busy with cars and scooters. If you want to...More

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely small temple on Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi. Cheap and pretty so it's well worth a visit but please be respectful. We saw several Vietnamese people praying at the altar area (I'm sorry I don't know exactly what it's called!) so it's obviously still...More

Thank ImaginativeNameHere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ngoc Son Temple (aka The Temple of the Jade Mountain) is a great place to visit after a round trip circumnavigating Hoan Kiem Lake (aka Lake of the Returned Sword), and is open from 8:00am to 6:00pm with an entry fee required (before the...More

1  Thank DJEargasm
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Another famous temple in the lake of restored sword. The other side of red bridge, famous photo spot in Hanoi. Temple isn't that big but not too small. Mainly worship to guan yu for the sake of wealth and business (ask from local people anyway)....More

Thank TiddyWallapa
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Hard to avoid the Ngoc Son Temple given its position at the Old Quarter end of Hoan Kiem Lake. It's a pleasant spot to spend half an hour look around and take some photos. There isn't that much space on the 'island' so try to...More

Thank ChrissyLew
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Nearly all tourists visiting Hanoi wander round Hoan Kiem lake in the center of the city, just south of the Old Quarter and many of them spend an hour or so at the picturesque temple at the NE corner. The temple is situated on a...More

Thank palawandave
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A very small temple that you can walk around in a matter of minutes. There was a very small cost for a ticket and was an interesting shrine to visit as it is in the centre of the lake. Worth a go.

Thank Ryan G
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Will be visiting Vietnam next month just going thru the tour itinery to get familiar with the places.
2 March 2015|
Response from FormerCaliBoy | Reviewed this property |
Hi octapus. Can you give more details on the cities you will be visiting and maybe our responses can be more helpful and detailed so you will be sure to see all the highlights of the area you will visit?
Nghenhan L
si quiere visitar a hanoi?????, el lago espalda, el mausoleo de Hcm, el templo de la literatura,la pagoda de tran quoc, contame ,yo sé hablar español.yo puedo ayudarte. gratis
7 November 2016|
Response from Picebo | Reviewed this property |
Ya estuve allí, gracias!!
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