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Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi

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Dedicated to a hero who defeated an army of 300,000 Mongol warriors, Ngoc Son Temple rests on a small jade islet on Hoan Kiem Lake. To get here, you'll cross a red wooden bridge known as the "Flood of Morning Sunlight." Once you pass the two stone gateways and enter the main hall, you can burn incense sticks at the large bronze brazier, and afterwards visit the pavilion and altars dedicated to scholars and deities. The ornate altar dedicated to the hero Tran Hung Dao stands behind the scholars' shrines, along with a room that holds a cast of the lake's giant tortoise. Plan your visit to Ngoc Son Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hanoi vacation generator.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • The temple is situated in the Hoan Kiem Lake, the facility is nice but nothing special. In the dark but he is lit together with the bridge that leads to him and it is a nice photo opportunity.
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  • Hồ Gươm lộng gió :)
  • This is one of the must-go places in Hanoi. It's considered as symbol of the city. Surrounding area is also attractive with old quarters and delicious Vietnamese foods.
  • Nice view on the lake. The entrance of 30 kVND is also ok.
  • Visiting this place does not take too much time with little price - 30000 VND as I remember, for but Vietnamese and foreigner. This is a famous landmark and a long stick with Hanoi people. Every sprint, Tet holiday, everyone come around, light an incense stick and take some pictures.
  • A very very very suitable place to enjoy the view of Hoan Kiếm lake. A little bit crowded in the spring because of limited space.