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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 to visit Ngoc Son Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanoi attractions using our Hanoi route planner .
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  • The temple, under restoration, is one of the symbols of the city of Ha Noi and attracts many tourists over the weekend. It's a pleasant place, which conserves ancient treasures
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  • Local half-day sightseeing tour. Landmark's red arched bridge hanging over the hoan Kiem Lake. Cleanness of insists I couldn't only Softshell turtle and turtle told guide with the famous theory of the turtle is exhibited in the Ngoc son Temple Guide's turtle. The turtle? Also now water pollution in the Lake inhabited by not so.
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  • In addition to the above the bridge at night and taking pictures. Let me see... Most of the people up the leg or legs in the background taking pictures look, but ...
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  • Really crowded as the it is a tiny temple. But nevertheless a good place to look around due to the myths associated with the temple. 30,000 VND per entry.
  • It's just a tiny temple on the small island of the lake. There's not much to see here. The interesting part is the old stories and myths linked to this place, so it's better if you read them first and then decide a quick visit, or have a local tour guide.
  • Nice but not amazing. It's quite small and crowed. You need to have your shoulder cover to enter the temple. You can borrow a piece of clothing at the reception if needed. The red bridge can be access without ticket.
  • Nice but not really amazing. A big part is made of ciment. Small and crowdy.
  • Best but small. Good photos to be had. Entry is 15000 VND each, less for students. Beware ladies you either need to cover your legs or borrow a piece of clothing. However this is easy and costs nothing but you will need to leave ID at the desk in exchange. Old carvings , pagoda, statues, bonsai trees.

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